Historically Sheldon celebrated a number of events over time.  An annual Fair, hosted by the Franklin County Agricultural and Mechanical Society, with horse racing as the main event kept many delighted in September for many years.  Since 1996 the Society hosted Sheldon Old Home Days every 5th year.  Other celebrations include the Civil War Memorial Re-enactment and the 250th celebration.

Since 2016 the Sheldon Historical Society hosted a multitude of events.  All work but no play makes for a dull organization, but our society relishes the idea to be the host of festivities and fun events as you can recall below.

Franklin-Grand Isle Counties

Annual Historical Society Meeting

Hosted by the Sheldon Historical Society

Saturday October 1, 2022 at the Museum

Calcutta Fund Raiser at the Abbey Restaurant

Friday September 9, 2022


Sheldon Old Home Days

July 16,2022 9AM to 4PM

The Sheldon Historical Society 2022 Annual Meeting


June 9, 2022



Community Organizations partner to show the best in each and to enhance the common good in our community.  The Sheldon Raiders Home Dem Club along with the Sheldon Historical Society combined forces during July 3 to present The Festival of Quilts.

On July 3 Kids Quilting Camp brought school children along with adults to the Grist Mill Park to engage in “quilting”

The Sheldon Raiders Home Dem Club maintained display and sold quilts at the Museum during July.  Recently they published A Barn Quilts of Northern Vermont site that you will enjoy immensely.

The Museum and Grist Mill Park received a “Quilting” uplift prior to the Festival of Quilts BBQ on Saturday July 17 and the  Ice Cream Social on Friday July 20.

Friday August 20,2021 Ice Cream Social

If you have not done so, you need to stop by the Grist Mill Park opposite the museum on Bridge Street.  The clean up and citizen utilization of the park, the benches, and the lawns salutes the pride of Sheldon citizens in their community. 

Colorful Poster advertising Ice Cream Social


October 24 2020 Sign and Mural Dedication

Post Office mural by Pat Murphy and Sheldon Historical Museum sign by Jon Johnson. Thank You!

October 16, 2020 Pig Roast

“Food, Music, Fun” all help to definite the interests of the members of the Society who gather often NOT TO WORK

October 2020 Dedication of Sign

The Sheldon School History Club in conjunction with the Sheldon Historical Society conducted research on the many historic houses on Main Street.  In conjunction with the Champlain Valley National Heritage Project they were able to have a two sign kiosk built on Main Street for visitors to explore. In October 2020 we gathered to honor those students and to dedicate the site.

2019 & 2018

August 25, 2019 Chicken BBQ

Ladies Tea Party 2017, 2018, 2019

For three consecutive years ladies of the Society sponsored Afternoon Tea Party gatherings to have fun, gather as in old days, and to enjoy the food and company.  Not all work for this group.  Join us for more fun.


Aug 12 40th Army Band Concert


May 26 Benefit Dinner – Abbey



Friday May 27, 2016 Spaghetti Dinner and Live Auction at the Abby.