Westminster Institute

In September of 2024, the Westminster Institute will be celebrating its 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Westminster Institute! In conjunction with the ceremony, a committee is  planning the first annual (hopefully!!) Westminster Community Festival for mid September (14th/15th)
Click or tap here to find out how you can help with the celebration!

The Westminster Institute and Butterfield Library, located in the village of Westminster, are supported by income from legacy investments, a town appropriation, support from the Dascomb Trust, individual donors, and modest rental income.

The brick building opened in 1922-23. The library is a legacy of Isaac Butterfield, who willed funds to the East Parish of Westminster for a library in the 1890s. The money was insufficient, so George Dascomb donated the land as well as the rest of the money needed to build the Westminster Institute and library.

The building also houses an auditorium with a stage that has served as a gymnasium, dining hall, and community room over the years; social and club rooms, and a kitchen. Westminster Cares has an office in the Institute as well as the Westminster Historical Society. A playground and ball field are on the grounds.

Librarian: Linda Fawcett
3534 US RT 5
Westminster, VT, 05158
Email: butterfield05158@gmail.com
Phone: (802) 722-4891
Institute manager: Dave Murray

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