About SHS


The Shaftsbury Historical Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 member-supported organization, dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of the Town of Shaftsbury. In fulfilling this goal, the Society will:

Mission Statement: Taken from Article II, Purpose of the Society, Proposed By-Laws, Aug 17, 1977

  • To stimulate and maintain interest in the history of Shaftsbury.
  • To show the manner of living during Shaftsbury's development by collecting and preserving records and materials of Shaftsbury citizens and thier accomplishments
  • To exhibit and make available the collections for research, education and enjoyment.
  • To receive, administer, maintain and lawfully dispose of funds and properties, real, personal or mixed in pursuance of the purposes of the society.
  • To raise funds for the furtherance of the purposes of the society.
  • To do all other things authorized by the Articles of Association.