Folklorist Jane Beck retells powerful stories of Daisy Turner and the African American experience in Vermont
Dateline: January 4, 2013
Barre, Vt. ― The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were honored at the Vermont History Center in Barre on January 21, 2013. Acclaimed folklorist and commentator Dr. Jane Beck recounted the stories of Daisy Turner of Grafton, who was herself the child of former slaves. This story spans two centuries of American history, from Africa into slavery and back to freedom, and is based on research for a new book about the Turner family.
Vermont Historical Society receives two national awards
Dateline: November 5, 2012
Photo Caption: Vermont Historical Society executive director, Mark Hudson, accepted two Leadership in History awards from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Only 59 awards were conferred nationwide. The Vermont Historical Society won an Award of Merit for A Very Fine Appearance: The Vermont Civil War Photographs of George Houghton, a Vermont Historical Society publication by Donald Wickman and the second Award of Merit for the Vermont History Explorer website (a vital research tool for teachers and students at www.vermonthistory.org/explorer).