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July 2017

Bookstock Literary Festival 2017

July 28 – July 30
The Green, Woodstock

Bookstock, Woodstock’s literary festival, takes place July 28–30, free and open to all. Renowned and regional authors present fiction, poetry, history, nature and more. Buy second-hand books and soak up art, live music and virtual reality demos. Read More »

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August 2017

Burlington Rising: Irish Soda Bread Demonstration with Vince Feeney

August 25
3:00 pm
Fletcher Free Library, Burlington

Author, historian and educator Vince Feeney shares his family recipe for Irish Soda Bread. Feeney, author of several books on the Irish in Vermont, demonstrates how this traditional bread is made and shares its history over tea and bread. This event is free and open to all. Read More »

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September 2017

Eliza Marsh’s Book of Sentiments

September 24
3:00 pm
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh

Brandon resident Eliza Marsh had an unusual hobby: she collected the autographs of leading abolitionists in the 1840s. Historian Kevin Thornton discovered her project—though her book has disappeared—and will share his research on her life and labor. $2 program only or free with Museum admission. Read More »

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October 2017

An Abolitionist Family Photo Album: Jeff Howlett

October 8
10:00 am
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh

Photographer Jeff Howlett has perfected the art of making tintypes — early photographs made on small rectangles of metal. He’ll be here offering his services and showing folks how it was done in the old days. Come and have your picture made! Tintypes $50 each. Read More »

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