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House Chamber, Vermont State House

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115 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

February 2016

John Quincy Adams: A Spirit Unconquerable!

February 3, 2016
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Painting of John Quincy Adams

Actor Jim Cooke portrays our sixth president and arguably greatest Secretary of State, including his battle against Congress’s “Gag Rule” and his Supreme Court argument on behalf of Africans from the Amistad. Read More »


December 2016

An Evening with Billy Collins

December 7, 2016
7:00 pm

The former US Poet Laureate will speak and read from his work. Reception in the Cedar Creek Room follows, hosted by Friends of the Vermont State House. Please note: tickets are required in order to be seated in the House Chamber. Read More »


February 2017

Martin Luther King: Dare to Dream

February 1, 2017
7:30 pm

Poet and performer David Mills portrays Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., providing background on King’s life and presenting his “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Read More »


February 2019

An Evening with Langston Hughes

February 6, 2019
7:30 pm
Image of Langston Hughes

In this dramatic rendition of Langston Hughes’ poems and short stories, actor and writer David Mills celebrates the life of the Harlem Renaissance writer. Read More »


February 2020

Honoring the 19th Amendment through Word and Song

February 5
7:30 pm

In this Farmers Night program commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Marlboro College professor Meg Mott leads a dialogue on the history and meaning of the 19th Amendment. Meg will be accompanied by Wesleyan University scholar and composer Neely Bruce conducting the State House Singers in his original choral arrangement of the Bill of Rights, along with the premiere of his 19th Amendment composition. Read More »

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