Speakers Bureau

Talks and Living History Presentations for Your Community

Vermont History through Song

Image of Linda RadtkeSinger and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music.

Dressed in period costume and using the music Vermonters published and sang in their communities, Ms. Radtke guides listeners through our state’s history, from the earliest published song, “Green Mountain Farmer” (1798), through 1850 temperance ballads and Civil War era songs, to songs about Vermonters Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Dewey, and Jim Fisk.

Special Arrangements: performers bring keyboard and speakers; no equipment is required of the host.

Additional Costs: mileage.

Available in correctional facilities.

About the presenter

Image of Linda Radtke Linda Radtke - A classically trained singer, Linda was a Vermont high school teacher for thirty-one years and now produces the VPR Choral Hour on Vermont Public Radio.

Booking a talk

First, contact the speaker to confirm their availability and discuss any special arrangements. Then, click the “Book this Talk!” button below to send a request form to VHC. We’ll respond within one week.