"Vermont for the Vermonters" talk at Bennington Museum
Mercedes de Guardiola will speak at the Bennington Museum about her book "Vermont for the Vermonters": The History of Eugenics in the Green Mountain State on Sunday, March 17th at 2:00PM. The talk is presented by the Bennington Historical Society.
de Guardiola will discuss how Vermont’s eugenics movement emerged from the public policies of the nineteenth century and led to state-sanctioned programs of family separation, sterilization, and institutionalization. Her research focuses on the history of eugenics in America. A leading expert on Vermont’s eugenics movement, she testified before the state legislature during hearings in the 2020s. She earned her BA from Dartmouth College and lives in New York City.
For details about this event, visit the Bennington Museum's website.