A Story Runs Through It
VHS Executive Director Steve Perkins says that history is all about stories! On the eve of June 18 at the Vermont History Expo, we will feature Saturday Night Storytelling FREE from extempo! In a reverse-chronologically ordered lineup, eight raconteurs will take you on a ride in the wayback machine.
Saturday, June 18, 6:00 pm
Programs Tent at Vermont History Expo
Come listen to short-format, first-person, true stories that span the decades...about history, about Vermont, about water...in some cases about all three! See the lineup of storytellers here.
A horse, of course! Morgans and more!
Naturally, there'll be Morgan horses and many other heritage animals at Vermont History Expo on June 18 and 19 at the Tunbridge World's Fairgrounds.
Vermont History Expo is not complete without farm animals. In the past three decades, there has been growing interest in preserving the genetics of historic breed animals. Come to Expo to find out more about these animals -- and farming techniques, too.
We'll also share farming techniques such as beekeeping, poultry raising, and don't forget ice cream making, too! Updated schedules here.
You could win!
The Vermont History Expo raffle is a great way to win prizes AND support the Vermont Historical Society.
Raffle tickets are $2.00 per ticket or three for $5.00.
Tickets can be purchased online. Or you can get 'em at the Vermont History Center in Barre or the Vermont History Musuem in Montpelier or at the Expo! You do not even need to be present to win. To see what you could win, please see raffle information on our website.
Meet the author of Seven Years of Grace!
Meet Sara Rath, the author of Seven Years of Grace at Vermont History Expo. This new book by the Society is a dramatized account of Achsa W. Sprague (1827–1862), who lectured for seven years on Spiritualism, the abolition of slavery, women’s rights, and prison reform. Grounded in the extensive collection of Sprague’s papers at the Vermont Historical Society, this fascinating tale includes trances, the brush of angel wings, and the love Achsa felt for a married man.
Saturday, June 18 • 1:00 pm
Vermont History Expo • Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds
Another fine Vermont Historical Society publication!
Get your book autographed at Expo. Questions? More at (802) 828-2180 or expo schedule here.
Thursday at noon - Spiritualism, trances, love affairs!
Skype with Sara Rath, the author of our new book, on May 19 at our Third Thursday luncheon. It'll be book-club style, so read up and participate if you like! Learn more on our events calendar. You can also meet the author at History Expo in June.
Our new book, Seven Years of Grace, is a dramatized account of Achsa W. Sprague (1827–1862), who lectured for seven years on Spiritualism, the abolition of slavery, women’s rights, and prison reform. Published by the Vermont Historical Society and grounded in the extensive collection of Sprague’s papers at the Society's Leahy Library, this fascinating tale includes trances, the brush of angel wings, and the love Achsa felt for a married man.
Get your copy today! Call Ramsey Blair at (802) 828-1414. Or order online.