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October 2020

Catching People’s Stories

October 28
7:00 pm
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Jane Beck has used the recorded interview as her major source of material for exhibits, media and written materials throughout her career. This technique puts the focus on people, personal history, family stories, experiences, values and attitudes. This is a reflective talk on why people tell stories. Read More »

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November 2020

*DIGITAL* Above and Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis

November 12
7:00 pm
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The thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster. Writer Michael Tougias recounts this tense chapter of history and explores how President Kennedy reached a decision on a course of action. Read More »

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*DIGITAL* “A Woman, Ain’t I?”

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Born a slave in New Paltz, New York, Isabella Baumfree walked away from slavery and in her travels evolved into Sojourner Truth: maid, laundress, evangelist, abolitionist, and suffragist. This program, presented by Kathryn Woods, tells Sojourner Truth's story in her own words, speeches, and songs. Read More »

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*DIGITAL* A History of the Concept of Race

November 29
7:00 pm
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The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the seventeenth century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth. Professor William Edelglass will trace the intellectual history of the concept of race in the West, from its prehistory to today. Read More »

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January 2021

*DIGITAL* The Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era

What happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the "Red Scare" swept the country? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Rick Winston, author of the recently published "Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarty Era," explores some forgotten history. Read More »

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