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March 2020

Vermont Women and the Civil War

March 29 @ 3:00 pm
Bradford Academy, 172 North Main Street
Bradford, VT 05033 United States
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“Vermont women enlisted for the duration.” So said a Vermont historian assessing the war years 1861-1865. Vermont’s remarkable Civil War battlefield record is well documented, but little is known of how Vermont women sustained the home front. Historian Howard Coffin explains, with nearly 35,000 of the state’s able-bodied men at war, how women took on farming, worked in factories, served…

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April 2020

Visualizing Votes for Women

April 1 @ 7:00 pm
Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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In celebration of the centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, UVM professor Melanie Gustafson highlights women’s suffrage activists and their movement to win the vote.

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From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists | Vermont Humanities Council

April 4 @ 2:00 pm
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Singer, historian and VPR Choral Hour producer Linda Radtke, traces the movement’s alignment with other social justice initiatives such as temperance, labor conditions, wage equity, peace and children’s welfare. Both the songs and stories in Radtke’s engaging presentation, accompanied by pianist Arthur Zorn, highlight Vermonters’ efforts from 1840-1921, as they lobbied in churches, at parlor meetings, at town halls, and…

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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

April 7 @ 6:00 pm
Lanpher Memorial Library, 141 Main Street
Hyde Park, VT 05655 United States
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Dr. Jack Mayer tells the story of Irena Sendler, a holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Sendler’s story remained unknown after the war—until three Kansas teens uncovered a reference to her heroism 60 years later. They helped transform her story into a National History Day play called Life in a Jar, finally bringing recognition to Sendler’s…

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Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Couple in Early Vermont

April 8 @ 7:00 pm
Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln Street
Essex Junction, VT United States
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Drawing from the Sheldon Museum collections, archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart presents the story of two extraordinary women, Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, who were accepted in early 19th-century rural Vermont as a married couple.

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Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War

April 30 @ 7:00 pm
New Haven Community Library, 78 North St Ste 2
New Haven, VT 05472 United States
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One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had never been welcome before. They ran powerful machinery, learned new skills, and faced the sullen hostility of the men in the shops. In this illustrated lecture, historian Carrie Brown reveals their courage and their hard work, and…

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May 2020

Why We Need Artemisia

May 6 @ 7:00 pm
Norwich Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 15 Church St
Norwich, VT 05055 United States
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Who was Artemisia Gentileschi, and why does she elicit such a wide range of critical responses? As a female artist working in 17th-century Rome, Artemisia was already exceptional. But as Middlebury professor Katy Smith Abbott explains, it is Artemisia’s personal history with violence and misogyny, and her exploration of these themes in paint, that resonates most deeply with contemporary audiences.

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Vermont Women and the Civil War

May 10 @ 2:00 pm
Red Brick Schoolhouse, 12 North Bridgewater Rd
Bridgewater,, VT 05034 United States
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“Vermont women enlisted for the duration.” So said a Vermont historian assessing the war years 1861-1865. Vermont’s remarkable Civil War battlefield record is well documented, but little is known of how Vermont women sustained the home front. Historian Howard Coffin explains, with nearly 35,000 of the state’s able-bodied men at war, how women took on farming, worked in factories, served…

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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

May 12 @ 6:00 pm
West Rutland Town Hall, 35 Marble St
West Rutland, VT 05777 United States
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West Rutland Town Hall Dr. Jack Mayer tells the story of Irena Sendler, a Holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Sendler’s story remained unknown after the war, until three Kansas teens uncovered a reference to her heroism 60 years later. They helped transform her story into a National History Day play called “Life in a Jar,”…

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Vermont Women and the Civil War

May 30 @ 7:00 pm
Worcester Historical Society, 17 Calais Rd
Worcester, VT 05682 United States
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“Vermont women enlisted for the duration.” So said a Vermont historian assessing the war years 1861-1865. Vermont’s remarkable Civil War battlefield record is well documented, but little is known of how Vermont women sustained the home front. Historian Howard Coffin explains, with nearly 35,000 of the state’s able-bodied men at war, how women took on farming, worked in factories, served…

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