From Red State to Blue State: Vermont’s Political Transformation
7:00pm | Goodrich Memorial Library
For 100 years—from the 1850s to the 1950s—Vermont was the most Republican state in the nation. But today it is the most Democratic. Journalist Chris Graff considers some factors behind the switch from “red to blue,” including interstate highways, the arrival of IBM in Vermont, and the reapportionment of the Vermont House.
The graphic novel Berlin by Jason Lutes depicts life during the rise of fascism in post-WWI Germany. Lutes discusses his development as a cartoonist—with inspiration from William Faulkner to Dungeons & Dragons, Wim Wenders to Star Wars—that culminated in the creation of a book The Guardian called “a modern classic.”
Program Underwriters: Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities; Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Passumpsic Savings Bank-Member FDIC, Peter Gilbert Endowment Fund