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The Morrill Land-Grant Acts and Tribal Lands: What Happened, What’s Next

The Land-Grant Act of 1862 was much more than a statute. This event will explore the vision of Justin Morrill, with a focus on the Land-Grant Acts and the legacy of those statutes for indigenous nations, with a presentation by keynote speakers, Dr. Robert Lee and Tristan Ahtone.

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Live Event

Keiselim (Keysi) Montás: Words in the Woods

Keysi Montás was born in the Dominican Republic and migrated to New York at the age of 16. He has published five poetry books, two collections of short stories, and two collections of essays.

Hybrid Event

The Legacy of Racism

This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Created as a part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, a special grant funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, which seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

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Live Event

Book Discussion: Farms and Gardens – My Garden (Book)

Vermonters know as well as anyone the rich metaphors inherent in farming and gardening. These authors dig deep to explore the philosophical roots, family dynamics, and personal enrichment associated with tending and growing. This event features a discussion on the essay collection My Garden (Book) by Jamaica Kincaid.

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Digital Event

Refresh, Restore, Renew – A time to ask: “What is our story going forward?”

A storytelling invitation – Come together to collect, create, and curate to answer this question: What is our story going forward, for ourselves and our organizations? This interactive, 2-hour virtual workshop will expand your storytelling tools and techniques; revive your current skills through new perspective; and reinvigorate your organization through storytelling team building.

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Live Event

Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common 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, among them the much-maligned tomato and potato, the (mostly) popular pumpkin, and Vermont’s dynamic duo of kale and Gilfeather turnip.

book folded into a heart with orange sunset over water in the background
Digital Event

Refresh, Restore, Renew – A time to ask: “What is our story going forward?”

A storytelling invitation – Come together to collect, create, and curate to answer this question: What is our story going forward, for ourselves and our organizations? This interactive, 2-hour virtual workshop will expand your storytelling tools and techniques; revive your current skills through new perspective; and reinvigorate your organization through storytelling team building.

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Live Event

What is Art?

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I could do that!” when looking at a work of abstract art in a museum or gallery? Champlain College Professor David Mills explores ways of encountering art as more than just subjective preference. This highly visual presentation provides new ways to interact with what we find in museums and galleries.

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Live Event

Westford Historical Society: Vermont Women and the Civil War

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 how women took on farming, worked in factories, served as nurses in the state’s military hospitals, and more.

Live Event

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 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.