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Pond Village Church

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49 Ridge Rd
Brookfield, VT 05036 United States

October 2016

The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer

October 23, 2016
4:00 pm
Pond Village Church, Brookfield
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Fiddler Adam Boyce portrays Charles Ross Taggart near the end of his career, circa 1936, sharing recollections of his life and career interspersed with live fiddling and humorous sketches. Potluck supper to follow. Read More »

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March 2017

Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

March 26, 2017
4:00 pm
Pond Village Church, Brookfield
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Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites. Read More »

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October 2019

“These Old Tunes are Good Enough for Me”: Harold Luce, the Story of a Vermont Fiddler

October 27, 2019
4:00 pm
Pond Village Church, Brookfield
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Harold “Chuck” Luce (1918-2014) grew up in Chelsea, and would become one of the premier traditional “Yankee” fiddlers of his generation. Adam Boyce, one of Luce’s many pupils, shares photos, audio recordings, and personal recollections of Harold, and also plays a few favorite tunes that he learned from him. Read More »

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January 2020

From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

January 19
4:30 pm
Pond Village Church, Brookfield
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Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and "Votes for Women" sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, specifically highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. Read More »

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