YOU WILL VISIT A SWEEPING MOUNTAIN/VALLEY VISTA, AN INTERNATIONAL WOODWORKING FACTORY/KITCHEN SHOP, THE OLDEST MARBLE QUARRY IN THE U.S., QUINTESSENTIAL VT. VILLAGES, THE BIRTHPLACE OF VERMONT, A COVERED BRIDGE AND AN AUTHENTIC MAPLE SUGAR SHACK TO LEARN THE SYRUP PROCESS. ALONG THE WAY, WE WILL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THE AREA, IT’S PEOPLE, INTERESTING STORIES/FACTS AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE YOU WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAMPLE AND PURCHASE VT-MADE SYRUP, CHEESES AND OTHER PRODUCTS.
Green Mountain Academy welcomes Blake Harrison to talk about the history of seasonal labor in rural New England. Traditionally, the identity for rural New England is centered on nostalgia and a largely Anglo identity. Agriculture and seasonal farmwork have at times provided the context for interconnectivity between rural New England and populations of workers from outside the region brought in to fill seasonal needs. This talk will examine trends in seasonal labor that brought diversity and difference to the region, thereby challenging common notions of regional culture and place. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
Green Mountain Academy welcomes Dartmouth Professor Richard L. Kremer to talk about the history of astronomy. From the rising of the Dog Star (Babylonians in 1700 BCE) through the Star of Bethlehem (Persians in 1 CE), Christopher Columbus’s lunar eclipse of 1492, and Jonathan Edwards’s comets in the 1740s, dramatic phenomena in the heavens have long attracted attention not just as natural events but as portents or signs for the humans on earth. In this talk, we will consider how lay sky watchers and expert astronomers tried to read the skies over the past 3,000 years, seeking to link human experience to the cosmos. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.