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June 2017

Veterans Place Book Group

June 26
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Veterans Place, Northfield
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This group is led by Michael Heaney, retired history professor and Vietnam veteran. Registration is now closed. Read More »

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

June 26
7:00 pm
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Dr. Jack Mayer tells the story of Irena Sendler, a holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Sendler’s story remained unknown after the war—until three Kansas teens uncovered a reference to her heroism 60 years later. Read More »

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Reading Frederick Douglass – Norwich

June 29
6:30 pm

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided. Rain location: Norwich Public Library. Hosted by the Norwich Public Library. For more information VHC's Reading Frederick Douglass page "The Meaning of the… Read More »

Reading Frederick Douglass – St. Johnsbury

June 30
6:00 pm
Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided. Hosted by Community Change, Inc. With co-sponsors Catamount Center for the Arts, Cobleigh Public Library, The Community Restorative Justice Center, Lyndon State College FAIR,… Read More »

Reading Frederick Douglass – Enosburgh Falls

June 30
6:30 pm
Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided at the event and ahead of time at the library. After the reading, an open discussion will be led by Judy Rogers. Refreshments… Read More »

July 2017

Reading Frederick Douglass – Quechee

July 1
11:00 am
Quechee Green, White River Junction

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided. Hosted by the Quechee Library. For more information VHC's Reading Frederick Douglass page "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro" transcripts… Read More »

Reading Frederick Douglass – Brownington

July 1
3:00 pm
Old Stone House Museum, Brownington

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided. Hosted by the Orleans County Historical Society, and co-sponsored by the Northeast Kingdom Civil War Roundtable. For more information VHC's Reading Frederick Douglass page… Read More »

Reading Frederick Douglass – Chester Arthur Historic Site

July 2
2:00 pm

Civil War historian Howard Coffin, and Vermont State Curator David Schutz, will join us for a community reading of Frederick Douglass's fiery 1852 speech, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro.” The reading will take place in the North Fairfield Church, a historic building owned and operated by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation as part of the President Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site. Refreshments to follow. Hosted by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and Bent Northrop… Read More »

Reading Frederick Douglass – Rokeby Museum

July 2
3:00 pm
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided. Hosted by Rokeby Museum. For more information VHC's Reading Frederick Douglass page "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro" transcripts… Read More »

Reading Frederick Douglass – Montpelier

July 3
12:00 pm
Montpelier City Hall, Montpelier

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided. (Rain location: Christ Church Parish Hall.) Hosted by the Vermont Humanities Council. For more information VHC's Reading Frederick Douglass page "The Meaning of… Read More »

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