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July 2018

Song of the Vikings: The Making of Norse Myths

July 23
6:00 pm
Image of Viking battling a serpent

Like Greek mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Surprisingly, most of what we know was written by a 13th-century Icelandic chieftain, Snorri Sturluson. Award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown brings the fascinating story of Sturluson’s life into focus, drawing on newly available sources and illuminating the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. Read More »

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Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters

July 23
7:00 pm
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Vermont sent far more sharpshooters to the Union armies than any other state, on a per capita basis. Historian Howard Coffin will discuss his recent research into this little recognized group and consider the reasons why Vermont may have been so well-represented in this elite group of marksmen. Read More »

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400 Miles Down the Connecticut River

July 24
7:00 pm
Image of old postcard of the Connecticut River

New England's longest river, the Connecticut, is rich in history. Michael Tougias, author of fourteen books about New England, offers a narrated slide presentation that takes the viewer down the entire 410 miles of the river. Read More »

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Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor

July 25
7:00 pm
Image of Rebel Girl poster

For centuries, working people have used songs to express protest and hope and as an organizing tool. Using live and recorded music, Mark Greenberg surveys American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930s. Read More »

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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

July 26
6:00 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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Sorting the News From the Chaff

July 27
6:30 pm
The Left Bank, North Bennington
Image of young man reading a newspaper

Paradoxically, the Internet has made it both easier and harder to find "truth." Veteran journalist and educator Mark Timney will explore questions and share strategies for evaluating news sources in the rapidly changing digital information age. Read More »

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August 2018

The Vermont Civil War Songbook

August 2
6:00 pm
Image of Linda Radtke in performance

Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, dressed in period costume and joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, shares songs popular in Vermont during the Civil War as well as letters from Vermonters from the era. Read More »

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400 Miles Down the Connecticut River

August 3
7:00 pm
Image of old postcard of the Connecticut River

New England's longest river, the Connecticut, is rich in history. Michael Tougias, author of fourteen books about New England, offers a narrated slide presentation that takes the viewer down the entire 410 miles of the river. Read More »

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New England Fiddle Music: History and Characteristics

August 8
7:00 pm
Image of men playing banjo and fiddle

Yankee fiddling is one of America’s most distinct musical traditions, differing from that of other regions in style, types of tunes, and general musical approach. In this program, fiddler, ballad singer, and poet Burt Porter presents an explanation of the definitive characteristics of the music, illustrated with lively fiddling. Read More »

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Getting from Here to There: A History of Roads and Settlement in Vermont

August 11
11:00 am
Image of Green Mountain Parkway map

The difficulties of traveling in Vermont played a significant role in the state’s settlement, development, culture and politics. But Vermonters weren’t always eager to have good roads. Novelist Deborah Lee Luskin asks, given this opposition, how is it we now drive cars in all seasons, in all weathers, in all corners of the state? Read More »

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