Vermont Humanities
Painting from the VHS collections, “Lake Memphremagog,” artist unknown from c. 1840; it shows lumbering in progress and a slowly industrializing landscape

Before Your Time: Forests and Frontiers

Vermont’s extensive old-growth forests drew representatives from the King’s Navy looking for mast trees. What can their map of timber resources tell us about our relationship to the land, how Vermont defined itself, and how history is saved or not?