Special Collections

Green Mountain College (GMC) 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.
(*September 14, 2019: We continue to await word from the college regarding dissolution of its archives, which we hope to receive and care for in Poultney. Artifacts will be added to our library’s museum.*)

On May 27, 2019, an article about Green Mountain College’s Relationship with the Welsh Community was been uploaded to our Facebook page. It is a public page and shareable. We hope it helps all to better understand why it is important to us that the college archives remain in Poultney.

At the February 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 families. Many citizens in the region have family who were students at the campus.