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Old Stone House Museum

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109 Old Stone House Rd
Brownington, VT 05860 United States

July 2016

Reading Frederick Douglass Brownington

July 3, 2016
3:00 pm
Image of Frederick Douglass

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Read More »

June 2017

Colonial Meetinghouses of New England

June 11, 2017
3:00 pm
Image of Rockingham Meetinghouse

New England’s colonial meetinghouses embody an important yet little-known chapter in American history. This presentation by photographer Paul Wainwright tells the story of the society that built and used them, and the lasting impact they have had on American culture. Read More »

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July 2017

Reading Frederick Douglass – Brownington

July 1, 2017
3:00 pm

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided. Hosted by the Orleans County Historical Society, and co-sponsored by the Northeast Kingdom Civil War Roundtable. For more information VHC's Reading Frederick Douglass page… Read More »

July 2018

Reading Frederick Douglass 2018: Brownington

July 4, 2018
12:00 pm
Image of Frederick Douglass

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Read More »

July 2019

Reading Frederick Douglass 2019 – Brownington

July 4, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Reading Frederick Douglass speech at the Old Stone House

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Read More »

May 2020

**POSTPONED** Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

May 30
3:00 pm
Image of beekeeper with hive

Beekeeping goes back 10,000 years, but bees have been much in the news recently. Bill Mares, writer, and a beekeeper for 45 years, will tell of the origins and evolution of beekeeping, sometimes referred to as "farming for intellectuals," with a particular emphasis on his research in Vermont.  Read More »

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June 2020

**CANCELLED** The War before the War: Radical Abolition in Antebellum America

June 19
7:00 pm
Image of abolitionist print

A new wave of antislavery thinking swept the country in the 1830s as some churches demanded immediate emancipation of slaves and equal rights for free blacks. In this illustrated lecture, Rokeby Museum Director Jane Williamson presents the philosophies, strategies, and tactics of these abolitionists. Read More »

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July 2020

Alexander Twilight Mini-Series: Natural History

July 17
11:00 am
Alexander Twilight

Join us in learning about African American Alexander Twilight's contributions to the state of Vermont. Staff have put together curriculum and tote bags with hands-on activities to highlight Twilight's influence and accomplishments as man educator. The event is to pick up take-home materials only. No physical program will be held onsite. Read More »

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Alexander Twilight Mini-Series: Natural History

July 24
11:00 am
Alexander Twilight

Join us in learning about African American Alexander Twilight's contributions to the state of Vermont. Staff have put together curriculum and tote bags with hands-on activities to highlight Twilight's influence and accomplishments as man educator. The event is to pick up take-home materials only. No physical program will be held onsite. Read More »

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Alexander Twilight Mini-Series: Natural History

July 31
11:00 am
Alexander Twilight

Join us in learning about African American Alexander Twilight's contributions to the state of Vermont. Staff have put together curriculum and tote bags with hands-on activities to highlight Twilight's influence and accomplishments as man educator. The event is to pick up take-home materials only. No physical program will be held onsite. Read More »

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August 2020

*DIGITAL* Bearing Witness and Endurance of Voice: The Legacy of Lucy Terry Prince

August 5
7:00 pm
Painting of Lucy Terry Prince

In this presentation, Shanta Lee Gander illustrates the life of Lucy Terry Prince—born in Africa, transported to Rhode Island by slave traders, and eventually living free in Vermont. Gander discusses Prince's importance as a poet and orator, and as author of the oldest known poem in the United States written by an African American. Read More »

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*DIGITAL* A History of the Concept of Race

August 6
7:00 pm
Image of multiple faces combined

The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the seventeenth century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth. Professor William Edelglass will trace the intellectual history of the concept of race in the West, from its prehistory to today. Read More »

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