History

1st Wednesdays - Legacy of Cesar Chavez 10/07/2015

Amherst College Professor, Illan Stavans, discusses "arguably, the most important Latin leader in the United States," to quote Brattleboro's 1st Wednesdays program.

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Letters from Erastus - Anne D. Emerson 09/13/2015

Author Anne Emerson explores twenty-two letters written by her great-great-grandfather, Erastus Hopkins, to his daughters in the 1850’s and 1860’s. Buried for 150 years in the archives of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the letters became the driving force in the author’s quest to figure out who this forgotten man was. Along the way, they become a bridge for the author’s understanding of her own life story and her old New England family.

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

Conversations From The Open Road - Part II 08/21/2015

From the website: "Conversations From the Open Road is a Road-Trip to experience our world in a meaningful way. We are a citizen-journalism, media crew probing the challenging issues and individual stories in our communities." The New York City crew visited the Channel 17 studios to talk about their recent trip.  Crew members include: Ahri Messina, Amy Plambeck, Ava Kendrick, Ned McEleney, Aron Meinhardt, Mary Simons.  more information at: http://www.conversationsfromtheopenroad.com/

Senator Patrick Leahy: Historic Opening Of U.S. Embassy In Cuba 08/17/2015

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), shares insights at his first press availability following his trip to Havana with Secretary Kerry for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba. Leahy for years has led efforts in Congress, with this and earlier administrations, to replace the failed 50-year-old U.S. Cuba policy with a normalized relationship. Leahy also led efforts to free Alan Gross, and on Dec. 17 President Obama sent Leahy to Havana to bring Alan Gross home.

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Behind and Beyond the Black Snake - Gary Shattuck 08/16/2015

The story behind the 1808 killing of three men at the Ethan Allen Homestead sponsored by the actions of several Burlington area professional men who associated with the killers and then sought to keep their involvement secret.

 

 

Gary Shattuck is a historian, former federal prosecutor, and author of the definitive book on the event, Insurrection, Corruption & Murder in Early Vermont: Life on the Wild Northern Frontier. Gary Shattuck presents information concerning both the murders and additional background on the sponsors of this horrendous crime.

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

Howard Coffin: VT and the Union Victory 08/09/2015

Civil War Historian, Howard Coffin, discusses Vermont's role in the Union Victory, American Precision Museum.

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: Good Dirt 07/19/2015

American and Korean performance artists partner up for an amalgamation of movement, music and text meant for rural settings. Presented by the Agnes Table theater collective.                    

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

Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: The Historic Center of UVM 07/19/2015

Professor emeritus William Averyt discusses the growth of UVM around the Green, from Ira Allen's early project to create a university for the Republic of Vermont in the 1780s, up to the present. In addition to some of the more familiar buildings on campus, Professor Averyt looks at some of the lesser known structures such as the long-disappeared President's House and the Catlin-Johnson House.

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

Ethan Allen Homestead Director, Corbett Torrence 07/16/2015

Director of the Ethan Allen Homestead, Corbett Torrence, shares his backgound, events and vision for the Ethan Allen Homestead.  The Homestead provides a genuine slice of 18th century life and an intimate look at Vermont's most colorful - and controversial founders.

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

Vermont Historical Society, Battle of Hubbardton 07/11/2015

VHS 2nd Saturday, Bruce Venter, Historian.

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