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Moving the Lost Shul Mural Tour 05/06/2015

Follow the move of the Lost Shul Mural from the Chai Adam Synagogue on Burlington's Hyde Street, to it's new home at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue on North Prospect Street.  An engineering and organizational feat, enjoyed by the many watching, the many participating and the many to benefit from saving this importatnt piece of history and art.   The historic 1910 mural, representative of traditional Eastern European Jewish art, was painted by Lithuanian immigrant Ben Zion Black. More information at: www.lostshulmural.org

On-the-Spot Burlington's Little Italy Walking Tour Preview 04/29/2015

A panel of Vermont Italian Club members Janie Merola McKenzie, Louis Izzo and host John Varricchione, along with Champlain College Professor Coberlin Brownell, discuss the Old Neighborhood (Little Italy) and the walking tour planned for May 2nd.

http://www.vermontitalianclub.org/

A Community Celebration of Freedom: Interfaith Passover Seder 04/27/2015

Each year, the Passover Seder combines stories, song and food to celebrate the liberation of Jews from slavery in Egypt 3000 years ago.  In this Interfaith Seder, Rabbi Joshua Chasan wrote a Haggadah to bring together community members across different faiths, backgrounds, and contries of origin to celebrate a shared commitment to human freedom.  Presented by Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, in affiliation with Vermont Interfaith Action.

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Moses Robinson, A Founder of Vermont - Robert Mello 04/19/2015

Using primary sources, Robert Mello restores Robinson to his rightful place as one of the most significant figures in the founding of Vermont and the development of its state institutions.

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

The Story Behind the Sandcastle Girls: The Centennial of the Slaughter You Know Next to Nothing About 04/02/2015

Where do fact and fiction meet in a work of historical fiction? In Chris Bohjalian's (award-winning author) slide show, he shares why he structured his novel of the Armenian Genocide, The Sandcastle Girls, as a love story -- and where his personal family history fits in.

Vermont Legislature Recognizes Armenian Genocide 03/31/2015

On the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Vermont House and Senate passed a resolution recognizing the event. Armenians gathered on March 31st 2015 to celebrate the significant resolution with music during the House "Devotional" by Locum, and an afternoon presentation by Vermont authors Chris Bohjalian and Dana Walrath. 1.5 million Armenians were killed in the genocide, which began in April 2015. Some countries, including Turkey, have not recognized the Armenian Genocide happened.

2015 Diversity Conference Keynote - Carol Moseley Braun 03/30/2015

The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center hosts this annual Diversity Conference.  Luncheon keynote address for the conference by Carol Moseley Braun, former US Senator from Chicago and former Ambassador to New Zealand. 

2015 Diversity Conference Opening Keynote - Devon Harris 03/30/2015

The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center hosts this annual Diversity Conference.  Opening keynote address for the conference is Devon Harris, Olympic Athlete and Founding Member of the Jamaican Bobsled Team.

 

http://gbmrc.org/

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

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