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Rachel Senechal

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November 2019

Repeopling Vermont: How We Got to Where We Are

November 6
7:00 pm

Historians Paul Searls and Amanda Gustin lead a conversation about the changing face of Vermont in the twentieth century and the efforts to bring much-needed development while preserving Vermont’s rural values. Read More »


December 2019

Policing and Community in Vermont

December 4
7:00 pm

Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo explores issues of criminal justice, health, and safety in the Queen City, and how citizens and police can work together innovatively to create safer and healthier communities. Read More »


January 2020

Lifting Shakespeare Off the Page

January 8, 2020
7:00 pm

In this interactive workshop, educator and author Peter Gould helps participants access their own powerful voice by reading, reciting, and performing Shakespeare. Learn how to bring new life to immortal characters! No previous theater training necessary; observers also welcome. Read More »


February 2020

Honoring the 19th Amendment through Word and Song

February 5, 2020
7:00 pm

In this Farmers Night program commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Marlboro College professor Meg Mott leads a dialogue on the history and meaning of the 19th Amendment. Meg will be accompanied by Wesleyan University scholar and composer Neely Bruce conducting the State House Singers in his original choral arrangement of the Bill of Rights, along with the premiere of his 19th Amendment composition. Read More »


March 2020

Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece

March 4, 2020
7:00 pm

Fallingwater is Frank Lloyd Wright’s most beloved building, yet by the time Wright designed the house in 1935, he was dismissed by his contemporaries as a failed architect. Dartmouth professor Marlene Heck demonstrates how Fallingwater—and Wright’s buildings that followed—secured his reputation as a master of 20th-century modernism. Read More »


April 2020

How to Love a Country

April 3, 2020
7:00 pm

Richard Blanco reads from his recent poetry collection How to Love a Country, exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, unraveling the fabric of the American narrative in accessible and emotive verses. Blanco will also lead a poetry workshop on Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 am at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Read More »


May 2020

Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass

May 6, 2020
7:00 pm

Yale historian David Blight, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History for his biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, tells Douglass’s story: an escaped slave who became one of the leading abolitionists, orators, and writers of his era. Read More »

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