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Highland Center for the Arts

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2875 Hardwick Street
Greensboro, VT 05841 United States

October 2019

Murder in the Vermont Woods: A Story About Race, Class, and Gender in the 19th Century

October 18
7:00 pm
Image of Vermont forest in winter

Historian Jill Mudgett tells the story of an indigenous man from southern New England who came to central Vermont during the late-19th century and was the victim of a murder. Recreating community connections in a rural Vermont hill town, this story is about poverty, racism, disability, and gendered violence against women, but is also an account of indigenous movement and choice despite great obstacles. Read More »

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November 2019

Vermont, 1800 and Froze to Death: The Cold Year of 1816

November 1
7:00 pm
Image of Vermont field in winter

1816 has long been known as the year without summer. Vermonters still call it “1800 and Froze to Death,” a year of frosts every month, dark skies, and mysterious lights that caused a widespread belief that a higher power was displeased. In this talk, historian Howard Coffin includes scores of anecdotes on the dark year of failed crops, scarce food, and religious revival. Read More »

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