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July 2021

Book Discussion: Hunting for Hope: A Father’s Journey by Scott Russell Sanders

July 28
7:00 pm
Image of Earth seen from space

These authors strike a variety of provocative and poignant environmental notes—haunting, satirical, delicate, mysterious, hopeful, wise—as they look with fresh eyes at the age-old question of how to live in harmony with nature. Read More »

August 2021

Book Discussion: A Friend of the Earth by T.C. Boyle

August 4
7:00 pm
Image of Earth seen from space

These authors strike a variety of provocative and poignant environmental notes—haunting, satirical, delicate, mysterious, hopeful, wise—as they look with fresh eyes at the age-old question of how to live in harmony with nature. Read More »

Vermont History Through Song

August 4
7:00 pm
Suffragette standing before a banner

Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Cameron Steinmetz, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume and using the music Vermonters published and sang in their communities, Ms. Radtke guides listeners through our state’s history, from the earliest published song, “Green Mountain Farmer” (1798), through 1850 temperance ballads and Civil War era songs, to songs about Vermonters Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Dewey,… Read More »

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Book Discussion: Changes in The Land: Indians, Colonists and The Ecology of New England

August 6
4:30 pm
Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth

This book series explores area the regional Indigenous history and the environment. This book series is part of Blake Memorial Library's larger initiative which aims to explore the Indigenous history and culture of our community Read More »

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Vermont Women and the Civil War

August 7
7:00 pm
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“Vermont women enlisted for the duration.” So said a Vermont historian assessing the war years 1861-1865. 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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From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

August 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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*DIGITAL* Words in the Woods with Sarah Audsley

August 18
7:00 pm
Poet Sarah Audsley in a black dress in front of a large gray rock.

In this virtual presentation, poet Sarah Audsley visits Taconic Mountains Ramble in Hubbarton, Vermont and reflects with Vermont Humanities staffers Rachel Edens and Sahra Ali on the power of place and the influence of identity. Read More »

Vermont Women and the Civil War

August 22
2:00 pm
Image of woman

“Vermont women enlisted for the duration.” So said a Vermont historian assessing the war years 1861-1865. 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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From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

August 22
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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September 2021

Vermont’s Historic Theater Curtains

September 1
7:00 pm
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Between 1880 and World War II, painted theater curtains were artistic features of most New England villages and towns. Christine Hadsel provides a glimpse into the world of talented and often sophisticated artists who were part of the rural cultural scene, illustrating the rich cultural history of small-town Vermont before World War I. Read More »

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