peacham past

The Peacham Historical Association (PHA) publication Preserving Peacham’s Past: 100 Years of Collecting by the Peacham Historical Association, is a 2021 Award of Excellence winner.

The award was presented at the Vermont Historical Society's League of Historical Societies and Museums (LLHSM) annual meeting on Oct. 30 at the State House in Montpelier.

Published in July, Preserving Peacham’s Past, commemorate PHA’s centennial by showcasing 100 objects from extensive collections. The objects include a red box containing the correspondence of the earliest members of the Congregational Church in their roles as arbiters of town disputes and two carpet bags, one of which was carried in the Civil War by the town doctor, and an issue of Caledonia County’s first newspaper.

The primary authors are Johanna Branson, Susan Chandler, and Jutta R. Scott. Jock Gill was the photographer and Jane Alper the editor. Joanna Bodenweber, a prominent local designer, created the design for the book.

The book is available for purchase for $35 at the Peacham Library, the Peacham Craft Guild, and online at