Holcomb House is now open twice a month on the second and fourth Sunday from 1:00-3:00 starting on June 12 – Masks must be worn. The Johnson Historical Society invites you to visit and explore our many items relating to Johnson’s history. Maybe you would like to look through some Johnson High School yearbooks and refresh your memory about your high school years, find photos of friends from those days and photos of those teachers you have forgotten! Remember the trophy case that sat in the hallway of the high school? We have it at the Holcomb House and it still has trophies in it! Visitors may still contact any member of the Historical Society to schedule a visit or call Dick Simays (802-635-7080) or Lois Frey (802-635-7826).
The Holcomb House, home of the Johnson Historical Society’s extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia will be opened on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 1 to 3 pm. You can get a preview of what is inside the Holcomb House (188 Lower Main Street East) by checking out the new video on the Society’s webpage: https://johnsonhistoricalsociety.org/about2020/. A new addition, the Albert S. and Anita M. Nadeau Family Archives will be on display using digital equipment, recently donated by the Nadeau Family. With more than 1,000 slides there is a lot of Johnson history to view. And much more on display to see. Dick Simays will be the host on Sunday.
Every town is embodied in its history, its own characteristics, its uniqueness, its particularities, those things that make it special. A place that ignites memories of your childhood, your high school days or the first day you arrived to that special place you call home. What is it that makes Johnson, Vermont special to you? What is it about Johnson that makes you feel content and secure in it uniqueness? What is it that puts that smile on your face, gives you a warm and cozy feeling when you say, “I live in Johnson, Vermont” or “I grew up in Johnson, Vermont?”
Johnson, granted in 1782 to Samuel Johnson and others, was chartered as a town in January, 1792; in 1894 the Village of Johnson was incorporated. Nestled in the Lamoille Valley, it is surrounded by mountains and forests and is the meeting place of the Lamoille and Gihon rivers. In it’s beginning, the Gihon was the foundation for much of the water-powered mill economy, but it is also known for its woolen mill and former talc mines.
The mission of the Johnson Historical Society is to preserve
our history by weaving stories of the past
with the present,using our collections
of artifacts and displays, creating a
legacy for future generations.
Johnson Historical Society
188 Main Street, P.O. Box 383
Johnson, VT 05656
Linda Jones, Town Historian
Doctor Holcomb House Hours
Thursdays 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
And by appointment:
Dean West 635-7434 Lois Frey 635-7826 Dick Simays 635-7080