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South Hero Community Library

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75 South St
South Hero, VT 05486 United States
www.southherolibrary.org

July 2016

Reading Frederick Douglass South Hero

July 6, 2016
6:00 pm
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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 2017

Reading Frederick Douglass – South Hero

July 5, 2017
6:00 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 South Hero Community Library. For more information VHC's Reading Frederick Douglass page "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the… Read More »

November 2017

Mad Matt the Democrat

November 29, 2017
6:00 pm
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In this talk, Vincent Feeney discusses Matthew Lyon— indentured servant, Green Mountain Boy, son-in-law to Thomas Chittenden, land speculator, entrepreneur, and one of the most colorful characters in Vermont's early years. Read More »

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July 2018

Reading Frederick Douglass 2018: South Hero

July 11, 2018
6:30 pm
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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 »

Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor

July 25, 2018
7:00 pm
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For centuries, working people have used songs to express protest and hope and as an organizing tool. Using live and recorded music, Mark Greenberg surveys American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930s. Read More »

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June 2019

A History of the Concept of Race

June 1
10:00 am
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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. How did such a bizarre distinction among groups of people develop into one of the most historically significant ideas of the modern world? 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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July 2019

Reading Frederick Douglass 2019 – South Hero

July 3
6:30 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 »

September 2019

From Skiffs to Sail Ferries: The Story of Vermont’s Small-Boat Traditions

September 18
6:00 pm
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The stories of Vermont naval history and commercial shipping have been well documented by generations of historians. However, the traditions of small-boat building from throughout our state have remained untold. In this slide presentation, Douglas Brooks shares his research on these traditions, and his work in recreating some of these historic vessels. Read More »

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