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St. Albans Historical Society and Museum

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Saint Albans, VT 05478 United States
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October 2016

Vermont Reads: Jennifer Armstrong Author Visit

October 9, 2016
4:00 pm

Jennifer Armstrong, author of Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, will be the guest speaker at the St. Albans Museum's culminating Vermont Reads event, which also includes a display of student art work and refreshments. Read More »

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June 2017

Lake Champlain Over the Years: A Visual and Historical Narrative

June 22, 2017
7:00 pm
Image of historical etching of Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is one of the most historic bodies of water in the United States. Vermont historian Don Wickman will feature tales of lake heritage coupled with illustrations. Read More »

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November 2017

Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film

November 2, 2017
7:00 pm
Image from Way Down East film

Vermont has been a featured location in Hollywood movies for nearly a century. Amanda Kay Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society will provide background and share clips ranging chronologically from 1919’s Way Down East to 2005’s Thank You for Smoking. Read More »

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June 2018

“Reading” Places: Art, Architecture, and Gravestones in Early Vermont

June 21, 2018
7:00 pm
Image of a Vermont graveyard

In developing their towns, early Vermont settlers created a wide range of things that spoke to their values, backgrounds, skills, and cultural attitudes. William Hosley demonstrates how art and artifacts can be used to understand historical experience while surveying the extraordinary visual allure of historic Vermont. Read More »

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September 2018

Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food

September 6, 2018
7:00 pm
Image of painting of medieval kitchen helpers

Presented by writer Rebecca Rupp, this talk lets attendees find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners—plus some catchy info on seasonal foods. Read More »

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May 2019

The Western Abenaki: History and Culture

May 2, 2019
7:00 pm
Image of Abenaki illustration

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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November 2019

How Did Germany’s Weimar Democracy Become the Third Reich?

November 7, 2019
7:00 pm
Image of rally in Germany

Defeated, humiliated, and in chaos, Germany after World War I was imperiled by leftist revolution and right-wing violence. Jack Mayer recounts the origins of the Third Reich through the story of Ernst Werner Techow. Read More »

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March 2020

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

March 19
7:00 pm
Suffragette standing before a banner

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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September 2020

Vermont and the Fenian Invasions

September 3
7:00 pm
Two soldiers standing by dead Fenian

In the five years following the Civil War, Irishmen twice invaded Canada from Vermont. They were members of a secret society known as the Fenians. The general history of the Fenians is well known, but Vermont historian Vince Feeney has researched the little-known part played by Green Mountain residents in the invasions. Read More »

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

September 24
5:00 pm
Suffragette standing before a banner

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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