Vermont Humanities

The Many Meanings of Maple

Westview Meadows at Montpelier 171 Westview Meadows Rd, Montpelier, VT, United States

This presentation examines the many meanings of maple sugaring. Maple is enormously important to Vermont’s economy, ecology, and heritage. Champlain College professor Michael Lange will discuss sugaring ethnographically, based on over five years of research among sugarmakers all over the state, to learn from them what sugaring really means to Vermont.

Extreme Survival: Lessons from Those Who Triumphed Against All Odds

Westview Meadows at Montpelier 171 Westview Meadows Rd, Montpelier, VT, United States

We have all heard amazing stories of survival that rendered us awestruck. But too often, we don’t realize the wealth of information we can learn from people who make it to the other side of life’s most daunting challenges. In this talk, New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias chronicles harrowing survival stories and then discusses lessons to learn from these experience.