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January 2018

Vermont History through Song

January 17
1:00 pm
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Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Read More »

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Woody Guthrie: Dustbowl Balladeer

January 21
2:00 pm
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This presentation by Mark Greenberg explores the always-rambling Guthrie’s life and legacy through readings from his prolific prose writings, recorded and live examples of his music, and slides of Guthrie's own art and of photographs. Read More »

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The Hollywood Blacklist

January 31
6:30 pm
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In the late 1940s through the early 1960s, many screenwriters, directors, and actors were victims of the Red Scare. They were rendered unemployable due to their refusal to testify before Congressional committees or refusal to inform on others. Film expert Rick Winston will explore the origins of the blacklist in Hollywood’s labor unrest and what led to its ultimate end. Read More »

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February 2018

The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology

February 3
2:00 pm
The Left Bank, North Bennington
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This program with William Edelglass will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory. We will then turn to the numerous claims about what makes us happy based on the results of "the new science of happiness." Read More »

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Vermont History through Song

February 4
1:30 pm
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Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Read More »

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All the Film’s A Stage

February 7
6:00 pm
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Join Rick Winston in an exploration of how cinema has portrayed what goes into a theater production, from audition to rehearsal to performance. Read More »

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Afghani Women and the War on Terror

February 8
6:00 pm
Stratton Mountain School, Stratton Mountain
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This slide presentation by Sanjukta Ghosh focuses on how media constructions of Afghani women were used to mobilize war against an already beleaguered nation. Read More »

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Agatha Christie: Creator of Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot

February 11
2:00 pm
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In this living history performance by Helene Lang, Ms. Christie tells you how a typewriter in Torguay spawned over 80 mysteries and created Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot. Read More »

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The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman

February 20
3:30 pm
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According to the medieval Icelandic sagas, a Viking woman came to the New World 500 years before Columbus: Gudrid the Far-Traveler. While this story was long thought to be a myth, author Nancy Marie Brown tells how more and more of Gudrid’s story is being proved true. Read More »

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Vermont History through Song

February 24
7:30 pm
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Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Read More »

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