Vermont Humanities

Murder in the Vermont Woods: A Story About Race, Class, and Gender in the 19th Century

Worthen Library 28 Community Ln, South Hero, VT, United States

Historian Jill Mudgett tells the story of an Indigenous man from southern New England who came to central Vermont during the late 19th century and was the victim of a murder. Recreating community connections in a rural Vermont hill town, this story is about poverty, racism, disability, and gendered violence against women, but is also an account of Indigenous movement and choice despite great obstacles. Registration required.

From Homebrew to the House of Fermentology

Northern Vermont University - Johnson 337 College Hill, Johnson

Bill Mares began making his own beer 45 years ago, when home brewing was illegal and there were no microbreweries in America. In this presentation, he offers a short history of beer itself and discusses Vermont’s small but significant contribution to the American beer revolution.

Murder in the Vermont Woods: A Story About Race, Class, and Gender in the 19th Century

St. Albans Historical Society and Museum 9 Church St, Saint Albans, VT, United States

Historian Jill Mudgett tells the story of an Indigenous man from southern New England who came to central Vermont during the late 19th century and was the victim of a murder. Recreating community connections in a rural Vermont hill town, this story is about poverty, racism, disability, and gendered violence against women, but is also an account of Indigenous movement and choice despite great obstacles. Registration required.

Sorting the News From the Chaff

Worthen Library 28 Community Ln, South Hero, VT, United States

How can we tell good sources from the bad ones, discern fact from assumption, and distinguish “fake news” from the real thing? And how can we effectively communicate with others when discussing or debating public issues in the news? Veteran journalist and educator Mark Timney will explore these questions and share strategies for evaluating news sources in the rapidly changing digital information age.

The Hills of Home: Mountains and Identity in Vermont History

Worthen Library 28 Community Ln, South Hero, VT, United States

Vermonters have strong ideas about the importance of their mountain topography. Where did our pride in Vermont’s landscape come from, and why is it that we see our shared identity as rooted in the land? This lecture by historian Jill Mudgett is timely and relevant in its relationship to current interdisciplinary scholarship, and offers us tools to understand the origins and meaning of our own strongly-held attachments to the Vermont landscape.