Since 1963, the Dorset Historical Society has offered exhibits that include historical artifacts related to lives of colonial settlers to contemporary residents, including galleries of art by area residents. The museum also includes a library with thousands of documents, photographs, and other one-of-a-kind materials such as Fenton stoneware. Highlights of the museum include artifacts related to the history of agriculture, marble quarrying, genealogies and creativity in Dorset, Vermont.
The museum offers a variety of exhibits in addition to a research library. The organization also sponsors a local history lecture series and walking tours of Dorset, a town that was chartered in 1761.