Links & References

Town Meeting Lessons

This Old Sturbridge Village site includes lessons and primary documents that explore past and present town meetings.

Vermont State Archives

The Vermont State Archives includes election history, transcriptions of Vermont’s constitutions, and essays about continuing issues in government.

Who’s Who in Local government

The Vermont Secretary of State’s page includes links to guides to the duties of officials elected at town meetings as well as a variety of kids’ guides to local government.

Early Laws of Vermont

These are available as reprints from the Vermont Department of Libraries ($5)

Frank Bryan, Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How it Works. (2004)

Susan Clark & Frank Bryan, All Those In Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community. (2005)