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Roger Clark Memorial Library

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40 Village Green
Pittsfield, VT 05762 United States

April 2019

The Western Abenaki: History and Culture

April 25
6:30 pm
Image of Abenaki man in traditional dress

Who were the native people of Vermont and how did they live? This lecture, by Jeanne Brink, examines the importance in Abenaki society of elders and children, the environment, and the continuance of lifeways and traditions. Read More »

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July 2019

Kitchen Tunks and Parlor Songs

July 25
6:30 pm
Image of men playing fiddles in a circle

In the 1980s, Mark Greenberg interviewed and recorded old-time, grassroots Vermont musicians and produced both a video documentary, The Unbroken Circle (1985), and a CD anthology, Kitchen Tunks and Parlor Songs (2003). In this presentation, he discusses collecting oral histories in Vermont and examines how earlier music survived in the twentieth century and how it was affected by social and technological developments. Read More »

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