The Vermont Historical Society will host “Whose History is Preserved?,” a virtual program with Cyndy Bittinger, Author and Historian & Lindsay Houpt-Varner, Executive Director, Rokeby Museum looking at how museums and cultural institutions preserve and promote history, set for Monday, February 28th. [Read more…] about Whose History is Preserved? (Virtual Program)
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The Vermont Historical Society will host “Black Politics in the Yankee Republic, 1775 – 1860,” a virtual program with Van Gosse, looking at politics in Vermont, with focus on notable Black Vermonters like Lemuel Haynes and Alexander Twilight, set for Wednesday, February 16th.
A veteran of the American Revolution, Lemuel Haynes was the first black man in the United States to be ordained as a minister. Haynes was a native of West Hartford, Connecticut, and was the son of an African-American man and a white woman. [Read more…] about Black Politics in the Yankee Republic, 1775 – 1860 (Virtual Program)
Drawing on more than six hundred local histories from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island written between 1820 and 1880, O’Brien explores how these narratives inculcated the myth of Indian extinction, a myth that has stubbornly remained in the American consciousness.
O’Brien argues that local histories became a primary means by which European Americans asserted their own modernity while denying it to Indian peoples. [Read more…] about Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence
The 67th Annual Meeting of the League of Local Historical Societies & Museums (LLHSM) is set for Saturday, October 30th, at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier, Vermont from 8:45 am to 3 pm. [Read more…] about VT League of Local Historical Societies & Museums Conference
The Vermont History Museum will take part in Home Movie Day, an annual international celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, on Saturday, October 23rd. The event provides the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience.
From 10 am to 12:20 pm participants can bring their 16mm, 8mm, or Super 8 films to the Museum to learn about archiving and preserving home movies. Archivists will check the condition of your films to make sure they can be projected and answer any questions you might have about how to care for them. [Read more…] about Home Movie Day Being Held in Vermont
The Vermont Historical Society has announced “Vermont Women in the Civil War,” a presentation focused on how Vermont women sustained the home front during the Civil War, set for Sunday, July 25th at the Bridgewater Corners Grange Hall in Bridgewater, Windsor County, VT. [Read more…] about Vermont Women in the Civil War Program Sunday
Vermont Historical Society will host “Counterculture’s Impact on Vermont and Vermont’s Influence on the Counterculture Generation,” a program set for Saturday, July 24th, at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington, Orleans County, VT. [Read more…] about Going Up The Country: Counterculture in Vermont
Emma Hart Willard (1787 – 1870) was a women’s rights activist who dedicated her life to education. Preceptress at Vermont’s Middlebury Female Academy as a teenager, she founded Troy Female Seminary in 1814, the first school for women’s higher education (renamed Emma Willard School in 1895).
Willard produced bestselling textbooks from the 1820s to the 1850s and remains one of the best-known and most influential educators of the nineteenth century. [Read more…] about Trailblazing Women: Emma Willard
The Vermont Historical Society has announced a series of virtual Home Collections Care Classes, set for March 9th, 16th, and 23rd. [Read more…] about Home Collections Care Classes Online