Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Burlington History Tour - Gary DeCarolis 03/17/2013

Local Historian Gary DeCarolis gives a tour through Burlington's history. Exploring Burlington’s amazing historical past from pre-European settlement when Algonquin and Iroquois Nations ruled the area, touching on the importance of the small rock outcrop off Shelburne Point that Algonquin legend refers to where Wo-ja-ho-sen (He who created himself – Abnaki legend, Algonquin) resides, to how it became known as Rock Dunder today. Gary helps to travel back in time to when the village was first settled down at Water Street and near the Winooski Falls. Learn about the unique topography of the City and how it influenced travel in the early days of the city, as well as learning of the University of Vermont from its founding in 1791. Gary shares stories of three incredible civil war generals who are buried in Lake View Cemetery and concludes with a bit of Burlington history of General Ethan Allen.

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

Persistence of Slavery in Early Vermont 03/14/2013

University of Vermont professor Harvey Amani Whitfield discusses the tensions between slavery and freedom in early Vermont history. His research indicates that the end of slavery in Vermont was messy, disorderly, and contradictory and that various forms of bondage persisted in Vermont well after the 1777 abolition of adult slavery.

Professor Whitfield’s areas of research are the black population in the Maritime colonies and Vermont. In 2006, he published Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1860. His article, “African Americans in Burlington, Vermont, 1880-1900,” was published in Vermont History in 2007.

The presentation is a 'Friends of Special Collections Lecture'. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

Artful Word: Sugaring at Shelburne Farms 03/09/2013

Community producer James Gero's video on Sugaring at Shelburne Farms.

Vermont Council on World Affairs: Delegation from Armenia 03/06/2013

Part of the Open World Program enabling young Eurasian elected officials and civic leaders to observe the democratic system firsthand.  Local sponsorhip by the Vermont Council on World Affairs. www.vcwa.org.

Preservation Burlington: Cycle the City - Discover Historic Burlington 02/28/2013

Host Ron Wanamaker speaks with Nic Anderson of the Bulrington Planning and Zoning Department and Chapin Spencer, Executive Director of Local Motion, on Discover Historic Burlington - Cycle the City is The Best Way to Explore the Queen City
This exciting, self-guided, clockwise loop showcases the history, culture, and natural splendor of Burlington, Vermont—one of the loveliest cities in America, and the jewel of northern New England.

The loop will take you along spectacular Lake Champlain following the Island Line Trail commonly known as the Burlington Bike Path with sweeping vistas of the Adirondack Mountains. Heading west you ascend through a historic park and head into (or around via the paved route) the richly scenic Winooski River Valley and unpaved Intervale, a rich floodplain that is home to historic structures, wild animals and working farms.

The loop also passes through some of Burlington’s most architecturally interesting and beautiful areas such as the University of Vermont (UVM) and Champlain College neighborhoods. UVM is one of New England’s oldest colleges, and its landmark architecture reflects that long history. Cycle the City also takes you through many different residential neighborhoods, from the post-World War II suburban streets of the New North End, to the older housing in the Old North End and the stately 19th-century mansions in the Hill Section.  Monthly call in show hosted by Preservation Burlington

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: John Stark - Enigmatic Revolutionary 02/17/2013

Karl Crannell, independent scholar, author, and historic guide, introduces the John Stark we don't know, a man of remarkable abilities and curious contradictions. Cranell leads a journey with the General through the camps and battlefields of the French and Indian War and American Revolution to a surprising conclusion.


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

The Electrification of Rural Chittenden County 01/27/2013

The Chitttenden County Historical Society Research Grant award winner Schuyler Jackson, presentas on 'Rural Electrification in Chittenden County'.

 Chittenden County Historical Society. The Society was founded in 1965 by area residents who shared a deep interest in the history of Chittenden County and the Champlain Valley Region. CCHS is a non-profit membership organization. The Society's mission is to encourage discovery and publication of historical material, to promote original research about the area, to highlight specific topics in our history through informative presentations, and to recognize efforts to preserve our past by making annual awards. Chittenden County includes the Vermont towns and cities of: Bolton, Buel's Gore, Burlington, Colchester, Charlotte, Essex, Essex Junction, Hinesburg, Huntington, Jericho, Milton, Richmond, Shelburne, South Burlington, St. George, Underhill, Westford, Williston and Winooski.

Preservation Burlington: Elise Guyette, Author of 'Discovering Black Vermont' 01/24/2013

Ron Wanamaker speaks with local Author Elize Guyette, Co Director of Turning Points in American History and Author of 'Discovering Black Vermont'. Discussion focusses on how Elise 'discovered' the story, her interest in the subject and changes in racism during the times covered in the book.  Monthly call in show hosted by Preservation Burlington

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations: Panel - The Disproportionate Number of Minorities Incarcerated in Vermont 01/21/2013

A panel discussion on “The Disproportionate Number of Minorities Incarcerated in Vermont.” Introduction by Patrick Brown. Moderator/opening comments by Ame Lambert, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Champlain College.  Panelists include:

Robert Appel, former Executive Director of the Vermont Human Rights Commissin; Eileen Blackwood, Burlington City Attorney, Jacob Bogre, Executive Director of the Association of Africans Living in Vermont, T.J. Donovan, Chittenden County State's Attorney; Cindy Maguire, Assitant Attorney Genera; Rashad Shabazz, Professor of Geography, Black Cultural Studies and Gender Studeis at UVM; Wanda Hines, Director of Social Equity Investment, City of Burlington.

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