The 1970s in Vermont were a time of radical change. Many of the features that are today considered quintessentially Vermont–its politics, its local food movements, and its offbeat culture–have their origins in this period. Explore the results of our multi-year research project focused on this influential decade in Vermont.
Now Open! in the Vermont Heritage Galleries, Barre, VT
From communes to organic agriculture, progressive politics to healthcare reform, alternative energy to women’s and gay rights, no aspect of Vermont life remained the same after the dramatic changes that occurred during the 1970s. This dynamic and thoughtful exhibit offers a look back into this influential time in Vermont’s recent past.
Highlights of the exhibition include a Geodesic Dome, Video and Listening Stations showcasing stories and images from the era, and a ‘Peace Hand’ Puppet from Bread & Puppet Theater. Contains Adult content. Exhibit will be open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and for special programs through September 2017. Click here for directions & admission costs.
We have a wide variety of programming and events related to our 1970s Project. For full details on events, visit our Calendar page.
September 10- 1970s Symposium, Montpelier, VT. We shared some of the results from our two-year project at our recent Annual Meeting and Symposium. Click here for video from part of the proceedings.
September 24- Exhibit Grand Opening, Barre, VT
October 20- Samuel B. Hand Lecture by Phil Baruth, focused on Patrick Leahy in the 1970s, Burlington, VT
November 16- Exhibit Open House in partnershp with NOFA-VT and the VT Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets, Barre, VT
February 15- Farmers Night with the Barre City Rock Chorus, showcasing the sounds of the 70s, Montpelier, VT
We've been collecting a variety of research materials, oral histories, and other items. Access them online at digitalvermont.org/vt70s
Any questions about the project, contact Jackie Calder email@example.com or (802) 479-8514.
Please consider supporting the Vermont 1970s project. Your gift, no matter what size, will help get us out to our local communities so we can share how the 1970s were a catalyst in Vermont’s development. You can donate to the project here or contact Kristin Dodge, (802) 479-8525; firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant #MA-10-14-0279-14).
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