History

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: All Rise: Standing up to Vermont Judicial History - Paul Gillies 01/19/2014

A look at historical, unusual, (and at times comical) Vermont court cases from 1779 to the present, which have laid the foundation for our judicial system of today. Presented by author and lawyer, Paul Gillies.
 

For more information, contact the Ethan Homestead Museum at www.ethanallenhomestead.org or call 802.865-4556

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations: Sharon Robinson 01/19/2014

The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center hosts Sharon Robinson, daughter of sports and civil rights legend Jackie Robinson as keynote for the annual MLK celebration, including a special tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Sharon Robinson is the educational consultant for Major League Baseball. She manages Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life
a baseball-themed national character education curriculum that helps empower students to face obstacles in their lives. The program includes a national essay contest for students in grades 4-9 and throughout MLB's RBI program. Each year, thousands of students write an essay about how they used the values demonstrated by Jackie Robinson to overcome their challenges. Essay winners are celebrated in their schools and in Major League ballparks. Since 1997, the program has reached over 22 million students and 2.9 million educators.

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Founding Documents: The Articles of Confederation and The Constitution 11/17/2013

Professor Mark Stoler from the University of Vermont speaks on these two groundbreaking documents, and their impact on American and Vermont History. Presented by Ethan Allen Homestead Museum and supported by a Vermont Humanities Council grant.
 

For more information, contact the Ethan Homestead Museum at www.ethanallenhomestead.org or call 802.865-4556

Artful Word: Dedication of Little Italy Panels 11/09/2013

In cooperation with the City of Burlington, CEDO Office, and the Lake Champlain Basin Program, three interpretive panels are dedicated around the area where once a thriving community of families, predominantly of Italian descent, once lived. More information at: Vermont Italian Club

Local Matters: Abdullah Sall - A Trip Back 11/06/2013

Abdullah Sall recently visited his family in Liberia and Guinea.  He shares stories from his visit and the life he left behind, becoming a U.S. citizen in 2012.

Armenian Genocide as Reconstructed by Turkish Intellectuals 11/01/2013

Ayda Erbal teaches Middle Eastern Politics and Democratic Theory, as adjunct professor of politics at New York University, Department of Politics. She is interested in democratic theory, the politics of "post-nationalist" historiographies in transitional settings, the political-economy of mass violence and state formation, and the politics of apology. An award winning filmmaker on the side, Erbal is in the process of writing her second narrative short-film "Meligone". Erbal is also a published short-story writer and one of the founding editors of Azad Alik (http://azadalik.wordpress.com), a multilingual politics blog primarily dealing with minority issues in Turkey. Erbal also occasionally contributes to newspapers and magazines in Turkey, France and the United States.

A Crime with No Name, an Apology with No Agency: Armenian Genocide as Reconstructed by Turkish Intellectuals, by Ayda Erbal is sponsored by the Middle East Studies and Holocaust Studies Programs, and the Department of History at the University of Vermont.


 

Local Matters: Lost Shul Mural 11/01/2013

Aaron Goldberg, Archivist at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, joins with others form the Burlington, Vermont Jewish Community, to share the history and future of the Lost Shul Mural.  In 1910 the interior of Chai Adam synagogue in Burlington, VT was gloriously painted from ceiling to floor by Ben Zion Black, who was brought from Lithuania by the congregation to paint the synagogue in the prevalent style of the wooden shuls of Eastern European. Decades later the synagogues in Burlington merged and the Chai Adam building was sold several times before ultimately being converted into apartment units. Much of the painting was destroyed during the renovation but the mural over the ark was covered by a wall and forgotten until 2012 when the Lost Shul Mural was uncovered for the first time in nearly thirty years.

Preservation Burlington: Bruce Seifer, Sustainable Communities 10/24/2013

Burlington has preserved many structures and neighborhoods which makes it a community that is the envy for many across the globe. Some buildings preserved include the Maltex Building on Pine Street (they made Maltex Breakfast Cereal), The Wells Richardson Building next to Bennington Potters (They made patent medicines during the turn of the century before the FDA set standards for how much alcohol can be in medicine!), and the building the show is being filmed in, 294 North Winooski Ave, the former Fassetts Bakery Building. Ron Wanamaker speaks with co-author of 'Sustainable Communities', Bruce Seifer. Communities around the world want to know how to build a viable economy. How is it done? What are the elements that can be replicated?  Find out more...: http://tandf.msgfocus.com/q/122qJ7AJc5LRlRuejwck/wv

Monthly call in show hosted by Preservation Burlington

Preservation Burlington: Ron Tanner, Author From Animal House to Our House at Fletcher Free Library 10/22/2013

Author,  Ron Tanner presentation/discussion about his experiences restoring a Victorian home after it was nearly destroyed during a ten year occupancy by a fraternity in Baltimore Maryland. Held at the Fletcher Free Library and co-sponsored by Preservation Burlington.

Preservation Burlington: Ron Tanner, Author From Animal House to Our House 10/22/2013

Ron Wanamaker speaks with author of 'From Animal House to Our House - A Love Story', Ron Tanner. Mr. Tanner is also a professor at Loyola University, currently on sabbatical and touring the east meeting and interacting with preservationists, remodelers and home owners on their insights and experiences.  More information at: houselove.org  Monthly call in show hosted by Preservation Burlington

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