We present a variety of programs and events throughout the year for history enthusiasts of all ages- both on-site and around the state. Check back often for new events & updated details.
- General Hours & Directions
- Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date event information, live video broadcasts of select programs, and more!
March 21 • Third Thursday: "Enlarged Housekeeping”: Stories and Songs from Vermont Women
Thursday, March 21 • 12:00 pm
Vermont History Museum, Montpelier
"Enlarged Housekeeping”: Stories and Songs from Vermont Women
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, explores the contributions of Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests, and social reform efforts. Oceana Judah, Diane Martin, Edwina Flint, and Helen Hartness Flanders represent the richness and invention of the female composers included in the sheet music collection of the Vermont Historical Society.
Abolition, child welfare, temperance, the patriotism of war heroes, and the concerns of those left at home during times of war captured the hearts of these women who sometimes disguised their gender for publication. Though they were often published in the local print shop, they have sometimes been ignored by musicologists since.