Let’s talk about Ver­mont’s 1970s Coun­ter­cul­ture

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Barre, VT

TheVer­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will be hold­ing public fo­rums statewide to talk about the in­flu­ence of the 1970s on Ver­mont. The So­ci­ety is seek­ing in­put to help guide our col­lec­tions, doc­u­men­ta­tion, and public pro­grams about this trans­for­ma­tive era.

«Did you live in Ver­mont in the 1970s? Did you move to Ver­mont in the 1970s? If you would like to learn more about that im­por­tant and in­flu­en­tial decade, or if you have mem­o­ries, sto­ries, or in­for­ma­tion to share with VHS staff, please join us at a com­mu­nity fo­rum near you.» stated Jackie Calder, Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety cu­ra­tor.

Join us for a com­mu­nity con­ver­sa­tion near you: . March 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Eliot D. Pratt Li­brary, God­dard Col­lege, Plain­field . April 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Hard­wick Town House, 1 De­pot Street, Hard­wick . April 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

at Art­sRiot, 400 Pine Street, Burling­ton . April 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury . April 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at St. Michael’s Epis­co­pal Church Un­der­croft, 16 Bradley Ave.,

Brat­tle­boro . April 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Montshire Mu­seum Com­mu­nity Room, 1 Montshire Road, Nor­wich . April 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at God­nick Adult Cen­ter, Com­mu­nity Rec Room, 1 Deer Street, Rut­land

Th­ese public fo­rums-or com­mu­nity con­ver­sa­tions-are the first step in a much longer project to col­lect oral his­to­ries, ob­jects, books, per­sonal pa­pers, and more that tell the full story of the pe­riod.

This project is made pos­si­ble in part by the In­sti­tute of Mu­seum and Li­brary Ser­vices grant #MA-1014-0279-14. The Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will up­date in­for­ma­tion about this project on their web­site: ver­mon­this­tory.org/vt70s. Con­tact Jackie Calder for more in­for­ma­tion at (802) 479-8514 or jackie. calder@state.vt.us.

Pho­to­graph from the Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety ar­chives by Rod Clarke, UPI, 1979.

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