Special Collections

Green Mountain College (GMC) located in Poultney, a 185-year old educational institution, closed June 30, 2019. WAGS requested to be recipient of its Welsh Room, alumni and institutional archives collections, to care for, preserve and display in Poultney, its home. We continue to await word from the U.S.D.A., the primary lien holder, regarding dissolution of the collections.
(*February 22, 2020: We continue to await word regarding dissolution of its archives, which we hope to receive and care for in Poultney.
We have begun to receive word, not from GMC or from the U.S.D.A., about dissolution of some archives. )
On May 27, 2019, an article about Green Mountain College’s Relationship with the Welsh Community was uploaded to the WAGS Facebook page. It is a public page and shareable. We hope it helps all to better understand why it is important to WAGS and the local Welsh heritage community that the college archives remain in Poultney.
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Artifacts will be added to the WAGS library’s museum as our collections continue to grow.
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At the February 2019 annual meeting of Poultney Area St. David’s Society (PASDS), the officers and members voted to work with WAGS to care for these special collections. Many items in the Welsh Room collection were donated to GMC by family of the local area’s Welsh heritage community. Many citizens in the region have family who were students at the college institution.