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Peacham Library

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Peacham, VT 05862 United States
(802) 592-3216 http://peachamlibrary.org

August 2018

Of Wheelmen, the New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920

August 8, 2018
6:30 pm
Peacham Library, Peacham
Image of 1893 bicycle club

In this lecture, UVM professor Luis Vivanco explores the fascinating early history of the bicycle in Vermont, a new invention that generated widespread curiosity when it arrived here in the 1880s. Read More »

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July 2019

Reading Frederick Douglass 2019 – Peacham

July 4, 2019
3:30 pm
Peacham Library, Peacham
Image of man in colonial garb reading speech

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 »

Catching People’s Stories

July 8, 2019
7:00 pm
Peacham Library, Peacham
Image of two people talking on a porch

Jane Beck has used the recorded interview as her major source of material for exhibits, media and written materials throughout her career. In this talk, she reflects on why people tell stories, what they mean to an individual, and examples of how they are used. Read More »

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August 2019

New England Impressions: Art and the Making of Regional Identity, 1885-1950

August 7, 2019
7:00 pm
Peacham Library, Peacham
Image of New England Impressions: Art and the Making of Regional Identity, 1885-1950

For several generations, aspiring New England artists used our history, landscape, environment, and traditional industries as subject matter and muse—drawing inspiration from their environment and helping to shape New England's image at home and abroad. William Hosley tells the story of the painters, printmakers and photographers who pictured our world "New Englandly." Read More »

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July 2021

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

July 12
6:30 pm
Peacham Library, Peacham
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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October 2021

Peacham Library: African American Experience: South to North

October 5
7:00 pm
Peacham Library, Peacham
Image of painting of Great Migration

Personal writing by African-American authors can transcend self-reflection, becoming meditations on history, justice, and freedom from oppression. From Frederick Douglass's first autobiography to Malcolm X's incendiary account of his political awakening, the memoirs and essays in this series reveal as much about society as they do about their authors. Read More »

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Peacham Library: African American Experience: South to North

October 26
7:00 pm
Peacham Library, Peacham
Image of painting of Great Migration

Personal writing by African-American authors can transcend self-reflection, becoming meditations on history, justice, and freedom from oppression. From Frederick Douglass's first autobiography to Malcolm X's incendiary account of his political awakening, the memoirs and essays in this series reveal as much about society as they do about their authors. Read More »

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