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Varnum Memorial Library

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194 Main St
Jeffersonville, VT 05464 United States
http://thevarnum.org/

March 2020

Murder in the Vermont Woods: A Story about Race, Class, and Gender in the 19th Century

March 22
2:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville
Image of Vermont forest in winter

Historian Jill Mudgett tells the story of an Indigenous man from southern New England who came to central Vermont during the late-19th century and was the victim of a murder. Recreating community connections in a rural Vermont hill town, this story is about poverty, racism, disability, and gendered violence against women, but is also an account of Indigenous movement and choice despite great obstacles. Read More »

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June 2020

An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan

June 7
2:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

Since 1996, writer and researcher Douglas Brooks has apprenticed with seven boat builders in Japan, building over a dozen types of Japanese boats. In this slide talk he shares his experiences with these traditional crafts. Read More »

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