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November 2017

POP Goes History: What Coca Cola Tells Us about American History

November 29, 2017
7:00 pm
Image of corner store with Coca-Cola sign

The Coca Cola logo is recognized by 94% of the global population, making it the world’s most recognizable trademark. Both the logo and the product are so thoroughly identified with the United States that for many people Coke is the symbol of America. In this multimedia talk, Castleton professor Sanjukta Ghosh will explore three major themes about the brand's influence. Read More »

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April 2019

Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food

April 17, 2019
7:00 pm
Image of painting of medieval kitchen helpers

Presented by writer Rebecca Rupp, this talk let attendees find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners – plus some catchy info on seasonal foods. Read More »

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January 2020

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

January 22
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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