Vermont Humanities Events
July 30 — Inventive Vermonters: A Sampling of Farm Tools and Implements. Vermonters have always been inventive, especially when it comes to agricultural innovations. Time- and labor-saving inventions that ease the hard work of farming have always been important in our rural, agricultural state. In this illustrated lecture, retired engineer Paul Wood presents a sampling of farm tools, implements, and artifacts invented or produced in Vermont, examining their use, uniqueness of design, and the often fascinating stories of the inventors themselves. Hosted by the Waterbury Historical Society. Waterbury Center Community Church, 3582 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, 7:30 pm. Cindy Parks, (802) 585-4913.
August 7 — A Celebration of the Life in Poetry of Vermont Poet Galway Kinnell. Grant Event. Vermonters are invited into the Statehouse to celebrate the life and work of former Vermont Poet Laureate Galway Kinnell. His most cherished and notable poems will be read by his fellow poets, followed by a reception with the poet in the Cedar Creek Room. Hosted by the Back Roads Readings and supported by a VHC grant. Montpelier, Vermont State House, 3:00 pm. Lisa von Kann, (802) 633-4956 or email@example.com.