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September 2021

HYBRID: Quechee Library: America the Violent

September 21
4:30 pm
Quechee Library, Quechee

The United States is a nation defined by violence, sometimes heroic and sometimes monstrous. Through a combination of both fiction and non-fiction, this series explores the connection between mob violence and American culture, historically spurred often by racism. This series was developed by the Quechee Library. Read More »

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Do We Still Need Armed Citizenry?

September 21
6:00 pm

For most of its life, the Second Amendment was a very sleepy amendment. Unlike the First Amendment, which quickly raised the vexing problem of what speech is protected, the Second Amendment received very little attention from cities and states until after the 9/11 attacks. Read More »

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Do We Still Need Armed Citizenry?

September 21
6:00 pm
Springfield Town Hall, Springfield

For most of its life, the Second Amendment was a very sleepy amendment. Unlike the First Amendment, which quickly raised the vexing problem of what speech is protected, the Second Amendment received very little attention from cities and states until after the 9/11 attacks. Read More »

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

September 22
6:00 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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People, Music, and 88 Keys, More or Less: Keyboard Instruments through the Ages

September 22
6:00 pm
Image of a piano keyboard

Lionel Hampton and other jazz greats used the marimba and xylophone, and Tchaikovsky used the celeste. With presentation and music, St. Michael’s College Professor Emeritus William Tortolano leads an exploration of the harpsichord, clavichord, the pianoforte, and more through the ages. Read More »

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Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War

September 23
2:00 pm
Image of woman at lathe

One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had never been welcome before. They ran powerful machinery, learned new skills, and faced the sullen hostility of the men in the shops. In this illustrated lecture, historian Carrie Brown reveals their courage and their hard work, and explores how these women helped shape the work that their more famous daughters would do in the next World War. Read More »

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An Intergenerational Exploration of the Indigenous History, Culture, and Land Use of Topsham and Corinth

September 24
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

Explore the Indigenous history and culture of our community through an elementary camp, Abenaki artist and speaker events, intergenerational discussions, creative expression, and permanent StoryWalk. Read More »

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Words in the Woods with Bryan Blanchette

September 24
7:00 pm
Abenaki singer-songwriter Bryan Blanchette seated with a guitar

In this live presentation, Abenaki singer-songwriter Bryan Blanchette leads an in-person visit to Elmore State Park in Elmore, Vermont. Read More »

“These Old Tunes are Good Enough for Me”: Harold Luce, the Story of a Vermont Fiddler

September 26
2:00 pm
Bridgewater Grange Hall, Bridgewater Corners
Image of Harold Luce

Harold “Chuck” Luce (1918-2014) grew up in Chelsea, and would become one of the premier traditional “Yankee” fiddlers of his generation. Adam Boyce, one of Luce’s many pupils, shares photos, audio recordings, and personal recollections of Harold, and also plays a few favorite tunes that he learned from him. Read More »

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

September 27
6:45 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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