The Vermont Commission on Country Life devised a notorious eugenics research program for the state, but its participants were simultaneously engaged in coordinating a systematic survey of the state that sought to articulate a program for the future.
After more than a century of out-migration, those who had stayed behind in Vermont were left reckoning with how best to support their families and communities on often-challenging terrain; it was only in the 1930s that state agencies turned their attention to planning for social and landscape change.
The Vermont Historical Society will host “Room for Improvement: Landscape, Social Uplift, and the Changing Nature of Vermont,” a virtual program set for Wednesday, April 27th as part of their Winter Speaker Series.
In this talk, Sara Gregg will examine the developments that shaped the evolving economy and political culture of Vermont during a pivotal century in its transformation.
This program will begin at noon. For more information or to register, click here.
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