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Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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October 2016

You Come Too 2016: Robert Frost and the Onset of Winter

October 6, 2016
4:30 pm

Join Vermont Humanities Council executive director and Robert Frost’s executor Peter Gilbert for a discussion of four poems by Frost about the coming of winter and the holiday season. Read More »

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February 2018

The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman

February 20, 2018
3:30 pm
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According to the medieval Icelandic sagas, a Viking woman came to the New World 500 years before Columbus: Gudrid the Far-Traveler. While this story was long thought to be a myth, author Nancy Marie Brown tells how more and more of Gudrid’s story is being proved true. Read More »

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August 2019

Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

August 9, 2019
3:00 pm
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All Morgan horses today trace their lineage back to a single horse: a mystery stallion named Figure, owned by singing teacher Justin Morgan in the late 18th century. But who was Figure, really? In this talk, Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society explores the complicated and fascinating story of the first Morgan horse. Read More »

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May 2020

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

May 5, 2020
1:00 pm
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Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. In this talk, science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites. Read More »

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June 2020

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

June 19, 2020
3:00 pm
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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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September 2020

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

September 18, 2020
3:00 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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May 2021

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

May 25
2:30 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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