History

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

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

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