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June 2020

An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan

June 7
2:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

Since 1996, writer and researcher Douglas Brooks has apprenticed with seven boat builders in Japan, building over a dozen types of Japanese boats. In this slide talk he shares his experiences with these traditional crafts. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

June 10
7:00 pm
Suffragette standing before a banner

Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and "Votes for Women" sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, specifically highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. Read More »

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**DIGITAL** The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

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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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**POSTPONED** The Value of Our Stories

June 17
6:00 pm

Each one of us has a story that is valuable. Poet Rajnii Eddins utilizes spoken word as a tool for engagement in conversations about race, culture, equity and the richness to be found in each of our stories. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

June 18
12:00 pm
Suffragette standing before a banner

Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and "Votes for Women" sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, specifically highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** How the Guitar Conquered America

June 18
1:00 pm
Allenwood at Pillsbury, South Burlington
Image of hands with guitar

When the first guitar reached these shores 425 years ago, it was a small, unimpressive folk instrument. Now, more guitars are sold in America than all other musical instruments combined. How did this unlikely conquest take place? Tim Brookes attempts to answer that question with demonstrations, displays, and slides. Read More »

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**POSTPONED** How Did Germany’s Weimar Democracy Become the Third Reich?

June 19
3:00 pm
Image of rally in Germany

Defeated, humiliated, and in chaos, Germany after World War I was imperiled by leftist revolution and right-wing violence. Jack Mayer recounts the origins of the Third Reich through the story of Ernst Werner Techow. Read More »

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**CANCELLED** The War before the War: Radical Abolition in Antebellum America

June 19
7:00 pm
Image of abolitionist print

A new wave of antislavery thinking swept the country in the 1830s as some churches demanded immediate emancipation of slaves and equal rights for free blacks. In this illustrated lecture, Rokeby Museum Director Jane Williamson presents the philosophies, strategies, and tactics of these abolitionists. Read More »

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From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

June 22
7:00 pm
Suffragette standing before a banner

Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, specifically highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. Read More »

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Song of the Vikings: The Making of Norse Myths

June 23
2:00 pm
Image of Viking battling a serpent

Most of what we know about Valhalla and the Valkyries, Odin and the Well of Wisdom, the Mighty Thor, and Ragnarok or the Twilight of the Gods 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. Read More »

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