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Carving a Niche: How Immigrants Make Their Mark on Vermont

October 12, 2017
7:00 pm

Lawrence Memorial Library

Although Vermont is often described as culturally homogeneous, there is a long history of immigration to the state. Folklorist Gregory Sharrow will share how various immigrants have created “home” by continuing to celebrate their unique cultural heritage and how this, in turn, has made its mark on Vermont.

Sharrow will discuss Vermont’s early immigration history as it relates to Barre, Vermont’s original multi-ethnic community along with Rutland. Early immigrants to the state were Scots, Italians and French-Canadians. He will also speak about the more recent waves of new Vermonters from Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

Part of “Bringing the World to Our Community,” presented by One World Library Project.


Image: Vermont Folklife Center


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Lawrence Memorial Library
40 North St
Bristol, VT 05443 United States
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