The H.N. Williams Store was “born” in 1819 when William Williams opened a harness shop. His two sons George and Charles Williams, renamed the harness shop the ‟William Williams Store.” During the Civil War George served with the 11th Vermont Regiment. During the two years he served, nearly 1/3 of his regiment was lost in combat. It was George᾽s son, Herbert N. Williams, that increased the store’s inventory and offerings thus creating the department store to meet the needs of the 20th century. The H.N. Williams Store began stocking wagons, sleighs, and bicycles, as well as, all kinds of farm equipment and supplies. H. N. William᾽s son, Bill, took over in 1937 and it has remained ‟family owned” ever since.
The H.N. Williams Store mug is part of our Vermont history mug series which includes many unique businesses that played an important part in molding Vermont’s history.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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