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The Hills of Home: Mountains and Identity in Vermont History

Image of a mountain sceneVermonters have strong ideas about the importance of their mountain topography. Where did our pride in Vermont’s landscape come from, and why is it that we see our shared identity as rooted in the land? Evolving human ideas about the Vermont mountains form the base of this lecture.

The story begins with the state’s founders and moves forward through Vermont history to explain how environmental understandings changed over time. This lecture by historian Jill Mudgett is timely and relevant in its relationship to current interdisciplinary scholarship, and offers us tools to understand the origins and meaning of our own strongly-held attachments to the Vermont landscape.

Special Arrangements: projector.

Photo courtesy of Vermont Historical Society

About the presenter

Image of Jill Mudgett Jill Mudgett - Jill is a cultural historian with an interest in the connection between the people and the environment of northern New England. See full biography.

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