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Carving a Niche: How Immigrants Make Their Mark on Vermont
October 12, 2017
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.