Preservation Burlington: Preservation - Restoration 03/26/2015

Chris McCandless, a restorer and preservationist through many local projects, speaks with Ron Wanamaker, Preservation Burlington Boad Member on the passion and importance of preservatoin-restoratoin. Show hosted by Preservation Burlington

Chugging Through South Burlington On The Burlington and Lamoille Railroad 03/22/2015

Gerry Fox, a former President of the Chittenden County Historical Society, and a great Vermont railway history enthusiast, speaks on a little known spur of the B&L which was meant to cross the eastern side of SB heading for Hinesburg, but was never fully built out.  This is part of a historical perspective on the City as South Burlington Town seperated from the new City of Burlington in 1865, and thus along with Burlington, South Burlington is celebrating it's 150th birthday as a municipality this year. First town meeting in SB was March 7, 1865.  A program of the Chittenden County Historical Society - www.cchsvt.org

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: The Haldimand Negotiations 1780-1782, David Bennett 03/15/2015

The 1780-1782 secret correspondence between Ethan Allen and Vermont’s leaders with British Governor General Frederick Haldimand remains a source of controversy to this day. As a Canadian author and historian, David Bennett sheds a unique perspective on this perilous period in Vermont’s formative years.

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

Vermont Sudanese Community 03/13/2015

Members of the Sudanese community living in Vermont speak about the proposed sanctions and the possible effects on South Sudan and the peace talks.  Panelists are, Akol Aguek, Former Chairman; Ayat Deng, Finance & Women Representative; Peter A. Keny, Sectary; Abraham Maluak Nhial, Chairman; Chol Dhoor, Former Dupty Chairman members of the Sudanese Community living in Vermont.

Artful Word: Burlington's 150th Birthday Celebration 02/21/2015

James Gero's video of Burlington's 150th Birthday Celebration.

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Reflecting on the Past: Mirrors to a Future, with Corbett Torrence 02/15/2015

Drawing from Vermont’s prehistoric and early colonial times, the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum’s new director will explore how an understanding of the past through archeology and history enhances public education and awareness of sustainable land-use and cultural progress.

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

Positively Vermont: Lake Champlain International 02/10/2015

Host Dennis McMahon speaks with James Ehlers, Executive Director of Lake Champlain International.  more info: www.mychamplain.net

Preservation Burlington: Lost Shul Mural - Preparing for the Move 01/30/2015

Ron Wanamaker leads viewers on a tour of the Chai Adam Synagogue on Burlington's Hyde Street, as preparations are made for the continuing restoration, removal and moving of the historic 1910 mural, representative of traditional Eastern European Jewish art. Aaron Goldberg and Jeff Potash, Lost Shul Mural Project Co-Directors, share insights into the history and efforts towards preservatoin.  Ray O'Conner of Great Northern Construction, shares the physical challenges of preparing this treasure for a move to it's new home on Prospect Street, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue.  more information at: www.lostshulmural.org

More information on Preservation Burlington - Preservation Burlington

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations: Burlington Rally and March - "Black Lives Matter" 01/19/2015

This rally is being held in celebration of Martin Luther King Day and in remembrance of where we have been to emphasize where we are today (in the context of history) and what we need to do in this moment and the tomorrow's to come to accomplish that dream. This rally is also being held to show continued support for Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Darrien Hunt, Eric Garner, etc., to DENOUNCE our racist INjustice system, and to address the static state of racism in this country.Be prepared to hear truth spoken by Vermonters of color. This is a peaceful demonstration.


Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations: MLK Celebration 01/19/2015

The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center hosts poet Donisha Marley Prendergast, granddaughter of Bob and Rita Marley is joined by Jasmine Rand, a University of Vermont graduate and civil rights attorney who represented Trayvon Martin's family.  The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center's Executive Director Patrick Brown, said that Ms. Rand coined the term 'I am Trayvon Martin', used by supporters of the 17-year old who was shot and killed in Florida in 2012.

The Mission of the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center (GBMRC) is to increase awareness and provide opportunities to celebrate, promote and support cultural diversity within our community.

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