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February 2020

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

February 11
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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The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology

February 11
7:00 pm
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What is happiness? Can it be measured? And what is the relationship between happiness and virtue, money, pleasure, relationships, mindfulness, and satisfaction? William Edelglass provides an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory, and considers "the new science of happiness." Read More »

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Vermont Women and the Civil War

February 12
7:00 pm
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Vermont’s remarkable Civil War battlefield record is well documented, but little is known of how Vermont women sustained the home front. Historian Howard Coffin explains, with nearly 35,000 of the state’s able-bodied men at war, how women took on farming, worked in factories, served as nurses in the state’s military hospitals, and more. Read More »

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Getting from Here to There: A History of Roads and Settlement in Vermont

February 15
6:00 pm
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The difficulties of traveling in Vermont played a significant role in the state’s settlement, development, culture and politics. But Vermonters weren’t always eager to have good roads. Novelist Deborah Lee Luskin asks, given this opposition, how is it we now drive cars in all seasons, in all weathers, in all corners of the state? Read More »

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From Skiffs to Sail Ferries: The Story of Vermont’s Small-Boat Traditions

February 23
3:00 pm
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The stories of Vermont naval history and commercial shipping have been well documented by generations of historians. However, the traditions of small-boat building from throughout our state have remained untold. In this slide presentation, Douglas Brooks shares his research on these traditions, and his work in recreating some of these historic vessels. Read More »

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

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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March 2020

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

March 1
2:00 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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The Many Meanings of Maple

March 3
1:00 pm
Thompson Center, Woodstock
Image of postcard of maple syrup gathering

Maple is enormously important to Vermont’s economy, ecology, and heritage. 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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From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

March 6
7:00 pm
Suffragette standing before a banner

Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Music was essential to the movement; each state convention of suffragists began and ended with songs. Radtke also traces the movement 's alignment with other social justice initiatives such as temperance, labor conditions, wage equity, peace, and children's welfare. Read More »

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“That the People May Live”: The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, Holy Man of the Lakota

March 10
12:00 pm
Black Elk with his wife and family

This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (c. 1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book Black Elk Speaks. The talk is based on Costello’s extensive historical research, extended residency in Indian Country, and continuing conversations with Lakota elders. Read More »

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