Our History

Explore the vast collection of the Morristown Historical Society and the stories that bring objects to life. The Noyes House Museum presents exhibits and local stories of nineteenth and early twentieth century life in Morristown, VT. The museum’s collection includes furniture, textiles, military objects, clothing, photographs, pottery, folk and fine art, tools and objects of daily life.

The house was built on the site first settled by John Safford in 1796, located in what would become the village of Morrisville.  After constructing a dam across the Lamoille River to power Morrisville’s first sawmill and gristmill, John’s son Jedidiah built a brick federal-style home between 1810-1820.  In 1875 the house was purchased by Carlos Noyes, a successful banker, town selectman, and member of the legislature.  Mr. Noyes converted the house into a Victorian estate to raise his family.  The house passed to Carlos’s only son Arthur, who lived on the premises until 1946.  Since 1952, the Noyes House contains the Morristown Historical Society’s ever-growing collection.