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June 2020

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

June 24
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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**CANCELLED** Kitchen Tunks and Parlor Songs

June 25
10:30 am
Image of men playing fiddles in a circle

In this presentation, Mark Greenberg discusses collecting oral histories in Vermont and examines how earlier music survived in the twentieth century and how it was affected by social and technological developments. Read More »

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

June 27
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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July 2020

Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion, and the Future of the Written Word

July 9
1:00 pm
Image of ancient writing on parchment

What does the age of digital convergence, Facebook, and globalization mean for the future of the written word? Writer/carver/painter Tim Brookes offers remarkable and thought-provoking perspective on this question by looking at a range of forms of writing from all over the world that are in danger of extinction. Read More »

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Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

July 13
7:00 pm
Image of Morgan Horse

All Morgan horses today trace their lineage back to a single horse: a mystery stallion named Figure, owned by singing teacher Justin Morgan in the late 18th century. But who was Figure, really? What stories have people told about him in the two centuries since he lived and worked in Vermont? Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society explores the story of the first Morgan horse. Read More »

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Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

July 14
12:00 pm
Image of beekeeper with hive

Bill Mares, writer, and a beekeeper for 45 years, will tell of the origins and evolution of beekeeping, sometimes referred to as "farming for intellectuals," with a particular emphasis on his research in Vermont.  Read More »

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**POSTPONED** Choice, Chance, and Creativity

July 15
6:00 pm

Bill Mares has authored or co-authored 17 books on subjects ranging from the Marine Corps to desert travel, from Vermont humor to economic democracy, from war memorials to brewing beer. In this presentation he discusses how he was inspired by this diversity of subjects. Read More »

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Bearing Witness and Endurance of Voice: The Legacy of Lucy Terry Prince

July 21
6:00 pm
Painting of Lucy Terry Prince

In this presentation, Shanta Lee Gander illustrates the life of Lucy Terry Prince—born in Africa, transported to Rhode Island by slave traders, and eventually living free in Vermont. Gander discusses Prince's importance as a poet and orator, and as author of the oldest known poem in the United States written by an African American. Read More »

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

July 22
5:00 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth
Image of garden vegetables

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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Vermont and the Fenian Invasions

July 23
6:00 pm
Two soldiers standing by dead Fenian

In the five years following the Civil War, Irishmen twice invaded Canada from Vermont. They were members of a secret society known as the Fenians. The general history of the Fenians is well known, but Vermont historian Vince Feeney has researched the little-known part played by Green Mountain residents in the invasions. Read More »

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