Ira Vermont Historical Society


Ira Historical Society Meeting

August 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Ira Town Hall




Ira View

Picture by John David Geery, Fall of 1997

Picture courtesy of Mike and Donna Lutz

IRA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

ROADSIDE MARKER DEDICATION AND RE-ENACTMENT

JULY 30, 2022

The Ira Vermont Historical Society hosted a dedication ceremony on Saturday, July 30th at 2PM for the new Vermont Historic Site plaque describing the town's iconic eighteenth century Ira Town Hall. The marker has been in place since 2019 and this was our long awaited opportunity to celebrate. Laura Trieschmann, the Vermont State Historic Preservation Officer gave a short speech. The historical society worked closely with Laura to obtain the roadside marker. Bill Whiteman recounted the history of the town hall in his speech and many of the events which had taken place there. Olivia Gawet enriched the ceremony with two patriotic songs. After the ceremony the museum on the second floor of the Town Hall was officially open for visitors and light refreshments were served.

Revolutionary War re-enactors from the Massachusetts 3rd Regiment set up an encampment at the Ira Town Office across West Road from the Town Hall. They had a cooking demonstration, musket firing, and talks on period dress and food throughout the day.

Next Ira Historical Society Meeting

August 24, 2022 6:30 pm

Ira Town Hall

Ira Vermont Town Hall

Enjoy Exploring the History of Ira, VT

Courtesy of the Ira Vermont Historical Society

THE TOWN OF IRA WAS ORGANIZED IN 1779

Entering the Ira Gore

Definition of gore: Small triangular piece of land

Yesterday

Today

Oct. 29, 2015

Where is Ira, VT???

"Ira is supposed to be named after the youngest brother of Vermont's famous Allen clan, Ira. After the town organized on the 31st day of March, 1779, Ira Allen placed his name on the petition document requesting a grant for the town. At the same time, he served as Vermont's surveyor general. Besides these two points, Ira Allen had nothing else to do with the town's history, but must have gained some influence to have the new town named after him."




Two Actors portrayed Ira and Ethan Allen and their experience during the Revolutionary War.

This was vey interesting.

Zachary Zupan (Ira Allen)

Lawrence Zupan (Ethan Allen)

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