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The Island Pond Historical Society was founded in 1967. Its mission is to preserve traditions of the past with special emphasis on The Grand Trunk Railway - The first international railway in North America, and the great lumbering heritage of the town of Brighton, village of Island Pond  and Essex County, Vermont.


John Carbonneau

Founder / President Emeritus

Past Presidents

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Lt. Col Mark C. Biron

President Emeritus

Legacy Program

Since its inception the Society has encouraged a legacy program. We are deeply indebted to the benefactors listed below. Their legacies have provided the necessary funds to give the Society fiscal stability now and for the future. Continuance of the legacy program is essential to our mission to Preserve Traditions of the Past. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Major Benefactors

Roy Kaufman

Ruth Harvey Kaufman

These pictures of our benefactors were taken many years ago, perhaps for their college graduation portraits.

Major Museum Donors

Morris and Bertha Haley McWain

John Davis

Harold Skovran

Other Benefactors

Aubrey and Olivia Bean

Florence Dale

Dorothy Maxwell Lanning

Bruce Porter

Lawrence Ranney

Joe Roby

Mildred Foss White

Norma Samson Wright

Dale Crawford Meehan

Eric Steven Dufour

Morris Lucius McKenney

Mrs. Thora Samson

Robert Johnson Sr.

Non-profit organization

The Island Pond Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Our Federal EIN number is 23-7029212.

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