Author Visit and Book Signing
Saturday, March 16th at the Wood House
Time: 2:00 pm
“The History of William and Ann Fenton and Their Descendants”
A Scots-Irish Family in 18th Century New England
Author, Charles G. Fenton will share his book about his family’s ancestors arrival to the colony of Massachusetts and their settling in Rutland in the 18th Century. Through extensive research Mr. Fenton has reconstructed three generations of the Fenton family. Please come and join us for an interesting afternoon and book signing! Light refreshments will be served.

Annual Meeting and Program:  “The Art of Chocolate Making”
April 23rd, 7:00 pm
Rutland Library
Following our Annual Meeting, Stewart Goodhile from Stewart’s Chocolates will share his love of chocolate and chocolate making techniques for our program! Please come and learn the art of chocolate making while sampling some of Stewart’s scrumptious chocolates!

Art Show:  “Celebrating Rutland’s Artists”
Saturday, June 8,  1:00 -4:00 pm
The Wood House & Franklin T. Wood Studio
If you are an artist or know of artists from Rutland who would be interested in participating in our June Art Show please contact Sheila Judkins All art mediums are welcomed!

Open House & Lemonade Social
Saturday, July 3, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Wood House
This is an annual event that provides guests the opportunity to learn the history of Rutland and browse through our historical collections while enjoying lemonade and homemade treats!

“Making History Alive”
Summer Program
July 29 – August 2 9:00am – 12:30 PM Ages: 7-13
Program will be held at the Wood House. More information forthcoming!


The Historical Society is pleased to provide events and activities for all ages.
Check back often for more events and details!

Tree Lighting 2017