Fall Conference 2018

Registration is now open for “The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History,” held at UVM on Nov. 16-17.

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Fall Conference 2018

“The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History.” Learn more.

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Upcoming Events


Wed 22

Rock of Ages Granite Quarry Field Trip

August 22
9:00 am
Barre, Vermont, featured in Bread and Roses, Too, made a huge contribution to the granite industry and was the home of many immigrants from Italy, France, Scotland, and China, among other places. The Waterbury Library will host a field trip to the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry in Graniteville where participants will learn about the quarrying and manufacturing of granite. Read More »
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Wed 22

VA Women’s Care Center Veterans Book Group

August 22
5:00 pm
This series is open to all women who have served in the U.S. military. Participants receive free copies of all readings, and a light dinner will be provided at each session. The group is free, but pre-registration is required. Read More »
Wed 22

Vermont Reads 2018: Union Labor in the Days of Comerford Dam

August 22
6:30 pm
The Waterford Historical Society presents a program on the role of unions in the construction of the Comerford Dam, which changed the Waterford landscape permanently. Part of Vermont Reads 2018. Read More »
Thu 23

Book Discussion: The Cliff Walk: A Memoir of a Job Lost and a Life Found by Don Snyder

August 23
6:00 pm
Who is the working class? Look past the stereotypes to examine the realities of minimum-wage existence, small-town economics, social divisions, and what does or doesn't constitute the good life. Read More »