Poultney offers an ever expanding cultural life. From crafts and art galleries to plays and concerts, in Poultney there is something for everyone to enjoy. During the summer throughout the month of July, concerts on the Green in East Poultney are held every Sunday.
The Poultney Summer Theater Company gave its first performances of “Shakespeare on Main Street,” in the summer of 2003 and has continued this tradition each summer with great success.
Green Mountain College located in downtown Poultney, offers numerous cultural activities which are open to local residents. Past events include a classical music piano concert, a chamber music concert, one act plays, choral concerts, and a series of exhibitions of student artwork.
In July 2003 a group of local and regional artists and interested parties founded The Poultney Area Artists Guild, PAAG for short, with plans to sponsor arts events and shows locally. Some events that have been held include, critiques, community art projects, shows during town events, and drawing sessions. The group plans to open a gallery in town in December 2008.
The Horace Greeley Writers’ Guild was formed to help the local Poultney community encourage and enhance their writing skills. Quarterly meetings provide a special opportunity to hear published authors share their knowledge of writing and publishing techniques as well as gathering the creative community together to share in all writing endeavors.
Looking for a museum to visit while in town, East Poultney is home to three well known historical sites. The Melodeon Factory, Victorian Schoolhouse, and Union Academy all of which are maintained by the Poultney Historical Society. These museums house collections with a broad rage of records and artifacts some of which include military memorabilia, furniture, and books.
Located in the neighboring town of Granville, New York, The Slate Valley Museum is an impressive collection of exhibits, displays and progams that showcase the areas renowned slate quarries and mills. For further information visit the museum website at: