In 1974, Concord Vermont residents formed a Bicentennial Committee to prepare for the National Bicentennial of 1976 and Vermont's 200th Anniversary in 1977. On October 25, 1977, Bicentennial Committee members decided to form the Concord Historical Society to continue their efforts to preserve Concord's past and to maintain and curate the museum on the second floor of the Town Hall. Leah Moyse and Bernice Payeur led the Historical Society for many years. We offer an annual Open House on the last Saturday in September. The Open House includes many special craft exhibits and displays, a bake sale and local musicians.
Permanent exhibits in the museum date from the 19th and early 20th centuries, showcasing items donated by townspeople. The exhibits include: Grandma's Kitchen, The Doctor's Office (in memory of the life-long service of Dr. F. Russell Dickson to the town), Armed Services displays, Concord's antique telephone switchboard and The Children's Corner. The Historical Society is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization and we are members of the Vermont Historical Society.