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Vermont Women and the Civil War

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. And at least one Vermont woman appears to have secretly enlisted and fought in a Vermont regiment!

Drawing from letters and diaries, Coffin tells their story in their own words, describe life during the Civil War in the Green Mountain State.

Clare Walker Leslie sits on a stone wall with a clipboard wearing bluejeans and a gray sweater
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Family Nature Hunt

Renowned author and naturalist, Clare Walker Leslie, leads a fun and informative session that helps us see and record the wild world all around us. You’ll be amazed at how many critters and plants make their home near the schoolhouse and how their lives are connected to our own!

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Alison Prine: Words in the Woods

Alison Prine’s latest collection of poems, LOSS AND ITS ANTONYM (Headmistress Press, 2024), won the 2023 Sappho’s Prize in Poetry and was published this March. Her debut poetry collection, STEEL (Cider Press Review, 2016), was named a finalist for the 2017 Vermont Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Five Points, Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner, and others. She lives and works in Burlington, Vermont.

Clare Walker Leslie sits on a stone wall with a clipboard wearing bluejeans and a gray sweater
Live Event

Family Nature Hunt

Renowned author and naturalist, Clare Walker Leslie, leads a fun and informative session that helps us see and record the wild world all around us. You’ll be amazed at how many critters and plants make their home near the schoolhouse and how their lives are connected to our own!

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Major Jackson: Words in the Woods

Major Jackson is the author of six books of poetry, including Leaving Saturn (2002), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He has published poems and essays in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Orion Magazine, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry London, and World Literature Today. Major Jackson lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University.