About Us

Central Elm TreeHistory
In the late 1800′s The Rutland Historical and Improvement Society was established to preserve, protect and improve this town upon a hill.  During the wars and the outbreak of tuberculosis, the society was forced to close their doors until a group of townspeople reactivated the group in 1965 in the name of Rutland Historical Society.


Main StreetResearch
Many use the facility for researching old homes and their ancestors. There are also several works of Franklin T. Wood, noted artist/etcher, who once resided in Rutland.


History of the Town of Rutland  T.C. Murphy  Published: 1970
Foundations of a Town, Published: 2000
Rutland from Time to Time – A Chronology of events from 1686 – 2008, Published:2008


Mission Statement
To cultivate and encourage an interest in the history of Rutland and vicinity, especially of individuals and families identified with its early history; to establish and maintain a historical building, and to collect and preserve therein materials of historical value and interest.


The Society would like to continue restoring and preserving Rutland’s history by being able to acquire and maintain the artifacts of Rutland, which includes binding old books and restoring maps. If you have something you’d like to donate to Rutland Historical Society Contact: Curatorial

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