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**POSTPONED** Vermont, 1800 and Froze to Death: The Cold Year of 1816

May 17, 2020
3:00 pm

Reading Town Hall
Image of Vermont field in winter
Please note: this event has been postponed due to concerns around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are working with the event hosts to find a new date.

1816 has long been known as the year without summer. Vermonters still call it “1800 and Froze to Death,” a year of frosts every month, dark skies, and mysterious lights that caused a widespread belief that a higher power was displeased. In this talk, historian Howard Coffin includes scores of anecdotes on the dark year of failed crops, scarce food, and religious revival.


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Reading Historical Society
(802) 484-5738


Reading Town Hall
799 VT Route 106
Reading, VT 05062 United States
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