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Rokeby Museum

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4334 Route 7
Ferrisburgh, VT 05456 United States

September 2019

When the Church and Republicans Were Radical: Reconstruction, 1862-1895

September 8
3:00 pm
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh

Dr. Elise Guyette presents an illustrated talk delving into the widely misunderstood history of Reconstruction using South Carolina as an example. Dr. Guyette focuses on Radical Republicans and missionaries who flocked to South Carolina even before the war ended to assist freedmen and women in creating better lives. Read More »


Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time and Mine with Dr. Emily Bernard

September 23
3:00 pm
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh

In a collection of twelve deeply personal and interconnected essays, Emily Bernard explores the nuances and paradoxes of her identity—as a woman who grew up black in the South and who married a white man from the North, as a black professor teaching mostly white students in Vermont about race, and as a mother who adopted two babies from Ethiopia. Bernard will read from her well-received book and discuss her work. Read More »

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