The Vermont Historical Society will host the next Annual Meeting in the fall of 2013.
2012: Vermont Votes—Historic Elections in the Green Mountain State
Vermont Historical Society Annual Meeting, 2012:
Vermont Votes—Historic Elections in the Green Mountain State
September 22, 2012 at the Pavilion Building, 109 State Street in Montpelier, 8:30 am-4:00 pm.
Lawmakers on occasion have passed important questions to the Vermont’s citizens through referendum votes. In our 2012 annual meeting, historian Frank Bryan examined four referendum ballot issues that have been presented in Vermont: the Green Mountain Parkway, the service of women in juries, local option for alcohol sales and the Equal Rights Amendment.
For over a century, Vermont’s Republican Party held a lock on the governor’s office. The election of Phil Hoff in 1962 broke that trend, signaling important changes in the political landscape of the Green Mountains.
Political commentator Chris Graff moderated a panel discussion about statewide politics in that era and the significance of the 1962 gubernatorial election. The panel included
Anthony Marro and Stephen C. Terry, two of the authors of the biography of Phil Hoff.
Keynote Speaker: Greg Sanford
Greg Sanford, Archivist for the State of Vermont since 1982, retired in 2012. After 30 years, his mind is filled with Vermont’s history, and he shared his perspective and his humor.
Greg graduated from UVM with an M.A., working under the tutelage of the notable Sam Hand. In the 1970s, he was the assistant director of the Aiken Oral History Project and the Institute Archives at MIT.
In 2002, Greg received the New England Archivists’ Distinguished Service Award, given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the archival community in New England. In 2012, his research was honored as vital to the state and citizens of Vermont and he was awarded the Center for Research on Vermont’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also recognized with the Vermont Press Association’s Matthew Lyon Award, and this year, the Vermont legislature named the Middlesex archives center building in his honor.
The public is alway invited to attend our annual meetings!
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We are grateful to our sponsors: Bates & Murray, Inc.; Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC: James C. Condos, Secretary of State, State of Vermont; Vermont State Employees Association; and vtdigger.org; and to our co-sponsors: Capitol Plaza Corporation; Center for Research on Vermont, Hilltop Restaurant; and the University of Vermont History Department.