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Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Couple in Early Vermont

April 7, 2021
7:00 pm


Brownell Library

Drawing from the Sheldon Museum collections, archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart presents the story of two extraordinary women, Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, who were accepted in early 19th-century rural Vermont as a married couple.

The collection served as the basis of the popular book Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Couple in Early America by Rachel Hope Cleaves (Oxford University Press, 2014). Eva Garcelon-Hart is manager of the Stewart-Swift Research Center at the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury. 

Underwriter: The Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation

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Image: Sylvia Drake (1784-1868) and Charity Bryant (1777-1851), double silhouette, c. 1810. Collection of Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury, Vermont.

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Wendy Hysko
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(802) 878-6955

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Brownell Library
6 Lincoln St
Essex Junction, VT 05452 United States
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