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Essex Junction, VT 05452 United States
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February 2021

*DIGITAL* The Postmodern Turn in Architecture

February 3
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
People walking on the High Line park in New York City

Champlain College professor David Mills explores how opposing theories of human nature have shaped and reshaped cities in the last century, from modern to postmodern and beyond. (Registration required). Read More »

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March 2021

Religious Literacy is Social Justice

March 3
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
Man in turban looking at North American city

UVM professor Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst describes religious literacy as a social justice issue. She explores who is allowed to be religiously illiterate, who has to be religiously literate, and how to learn more about religion. Read More »

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*DIGITAL* Indian Wars of New England

March 22
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
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Michael Tougias offers a slide lecture on the conflicts between New England's Native Americans and colonists. Tougias takes the audience on a historic journey from the Pilgrims' first arrival in New England to the closing days of the French and Indian War, as the colonists and Indians fought for control of New England. Read More »

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April 2021

Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Couple in Early Vermont

April 7
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction

Drawing from the Sheldon Museum collections, archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart presents the story of two extraordinary women, Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, who were accepted in early 19th-century rural Vermont as a married couple. Read More »

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May 2021

The Need to Read Unrealisms

May 5
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction
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Fantasy, science fiction, and other “unrealisms” are vital to our survival—especially when such stories are also silly, escapist, and strange. National Book Award winner Will Alexander describes the whimsical importance and imaginative necessity of narrative weirdness. Read More »

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