Vermont Humanities

Stories from the Vermont Queer Archives

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum 1171 Main St, St Johnsbury, VT, United States

Objects such as banners, T-shirts, and buttons in the Vermont Queer Archives at the Pride Center of Vermont reflect currents and changes in the lives of Vermont’s LGBTQ+ community. Meg Tamulonis, volunteer curator of the Archives, discusses how these objects mark various milestones, from Pride events to legal rulings, and considers why some parts of the queer community aren’t well-represented in the Archives.

Exhibit: “Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism”

Manchester Community Library 138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center, United States

This exhibit curated and produced by Museum of Chinese in America raises a collective voice against the rising tide of anti-Asian hate and violence, and features stories of Asian American resilience, generosity, creativity and agency.

Responses Exhibit Opening Reception

Manchester Community Library 138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center, United States

Join Vermont Humanities and the Manchester Community Library for a special gallery opening with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) exhibit Responses. Responses originated at the MOCA in New York in 2021 and was conceived of as an offering to our communities in a moment of crisis. Chinese and Asian Americans were being blamed as the genesis of the coronavirus and targeted in assaults across the country, harming their bodies as well as their sense of belonging. To help us navigate what was happening, this exhibition explored the lessons of history and raised a collective voice against the rising tide of anti-Asian hate and violence.

Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library 21 Library Ln, Williston, VT, United States

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 book "Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era," explores some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural “rock-ribbed Republican” state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time.

Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum 1171 Main St, St Johnsbury, VT, United States

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 book "Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era," explores some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural “rock-ribbed Republican” state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time.

Author Malinda Lo Visits Vermont: Last Night at the Telegraph Club

South Burlington Public Library 180 Market St., South Burlington, VT, United States

To celebrate the Vermont Reads 2023 selection Last Night at the Telegraph Club, join National Book Award Winner Malinda Lo as she discusses writing about queer life in the 1950s and shares how young adult fiction can speak to readers of any age. The conversation will be moderated by National Book Award Finalist M. T. Anderson, the author of Feed.