Swanton Marble Industry

SHS Upcoming Events
all-day Fort Lennox visit @ Fort Lennox
Fort Lennox visit @ Fort Lennox
Jun 28 all-day
Join the Swanton Historical Society on a day-trip to visit Fort Lennox in the Richelieu River, just south of Montreal. Check back for details as the event approaches
4:30 pm SHS Monthly Business Meeting
SHS Monthly Business Meeting
Jul 4 @ 4:30 pm
Monthly meeting of the Swanton Historical Society Board of Directors. Meetings are held at the Railroad Depot Museum during summer months, and at the Swanton Public Library during the winter. Members welcome.

Map of Historic Swanton

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Below are some items we currently have for sale through the Swanton Historical Society. Profits from the sale of the merchandise below go to fund our museum and projects.

 Download a printable order form here

The History of the Town of Swanton

By Rev. John B. Perry and George Barney

The rare edition, History of the Town of Swanton by Rev. John B. Perry and George Barney, published in 1882, has been reprinted. The book is printed on acid-free paper and the hardcover bindings are Class-A archival quality.

The price is $35.00 plus shipping.


History of Swanton

Complied and Edited by Rod Ledoux 

Published in 1988, this edition has numerous photos of Swanton’s history and writings by local residents, past and present. The book is printed on acid-free paper, and the hardcover bindings are Class-A archival quality.

The price is $45.00 plus shipping.

Postcards of Franklin County
The Best Postcards of Franklin County
Coordinated by Peter S. Mallett & Cover Design by James MurphyNumerous Franklin County historical societies and individuals sponsored the reproduction of these old postcards.  Included is a brief history of the postcard, as well as postcard photographers of Franklin County.  The book is spiral-bound and was published in 1996.The price is $15.00 plus shipping.

Swanton Historical Society Collectors’ Mugs
Feature a high resolution color photograph. This photograph was first printed on paper.

Then under a special process of heat and pressure, the photograph was transferred to the mug and absorbed by the polymer coating. Mugs are microwavable and dishwasher safe for top rack only.

The price is $10.00 plus shipping.

Swanton Historical Society Mug 1 Front

“West Station” Mug

Front: Photo of West Station taken by Richard Gadue.

Back: “The West Swanton Station Depot
was built in 1875. In 1999 it was moved to its present site and it was completely restored to its original appearance by 2002.”

Swanton Historical Society Mug 1 Back

Swanton Historical Society Mug 2 Front

“St. J & LC Covered Bridge” Mug

Front: St. J & LC Covered Bridge taken by Richard Gadue.

Back: “The St. J & LC “Town-Pratt style covered railroad bridge was built in 1898. It was 369 feet long and was the longest bridge of its kind remaining in the United States when it was destroyed by fire by 1987.”

Swanton Historical Society Mug 2 Back