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March 2017

Restorative Justice: How Vermont, Argentina, and Rwanda Wrestle With Crime, the Past, and Rebuilding Community

March 8
6:00 pm
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Norwich University Professor Rowly Brucken explains the principles of restorative justice and the strengths and weaknesses of attempts to respond to criminal wrongdoing. Read More »

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Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

March 9
7:00 pm
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Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites. Read More »

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Anne Frank’s Neighbors: What Did They Do?

March 11
11:00 am
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Although Anne Frank’s Diary is the most widely read nonfiction book in the world after the Bible, little attention has been paid to her neighbors—the people who lived alongside the Jewish population as persecution intensified. Mary Fillmore examines the choices they faced and the decisions they made in the face of those choices. Read More »

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One Regiment’s Story in the Civil War: The Ninth Vermont, 1862–1865

March 11
2:00 pm
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Civil War historian Donald Wickman offers listeners tales of the ninth Vermont, highlighted by the stories of some of the 1,878 Vermonters who comprised it, as it became one of the most traveled regiments in the Federal army. Read More »

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Vermont’s Musical Ladies

March 16
1:00 pm
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Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, explores the contributions of Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests, and social reform efforts. Read More »

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“A Woman, Ain’t I?”

March 21
2:00 pm
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Kathryn Woods tells Sojourner Truth's story in her own words, speeches, and songs. Read More »

The Many Meanings of Maple

March 22
7:00 pm
Charlotte Library, Charlotte
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Champlain College professor Michael Lange will discuss the importance of maple to Vermont’s identity, and how and why it helps us shape who we are as Vermonters. Read More »

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A Sense of Place: Vermont’s Farm Legacy

March 23
7:00 pm
Windham Antique Center, Bellows Falls
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This lecture by Gregory Sharrow explores the fabric of farm culture in the past and probes its relationship to the world of Vermont today. Read More »

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The Many Meanings of Maple

March 25
2:00 pm
The Meeting House, Poultney
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Champlain College professor Michael Lange will discuss sugaring ethnographically, based on over five years of research among sugarmakers all over the state, to learn from them what sugaring really means to Vermont. Read More »

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Vermont’s Musical Ladies

March 26
1:00 pm
Image of Linda Radtke singing

Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, explores the contributions of Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests, and social reform efforts. Read More »

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