180th Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Vermont History Museum
109 State St, Montpelier
8:30am Registration: Enjoy light refreshments, pick up an old edition of Vermont History (1898 or later!), and help us choose one of our next exhibit topics.
9:30am VHS Business Meeting & Awards Presentations
10:30am Keynote Address: The Estey Organ: An Ethnomusicologist’s View by Dr. Dennis Waring. Organist: Marjorie Strong
11:30am Visit the new exhibit in our Local History Gallery, Brattleboro- the Defining Decades, 1870-1920, created by the Brattleboro Historical Society & Estey Organ Museum
The meeting is Free, but we ask that you please register by September 28. Online registration is below. Download a registration form here.
ABOUT KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Dennis Waring is an ethnomusicologist, educator, instrument maker and performer. He offers his globally orient productions through lecture presentations in colleges and universities as well as assembly programs and workshops in public schools and libraries. As a Mast Teaching Artist, he was honored as Connecticut State Troubadour for 2003 and 2004. Dennis has written six books on musical instruments including Manufacturing the Museum: Estey Organs and Consumer Culture in Victorian America. He has circumnavigated the world twice on academic voyages as shipboard ethnomusicologist. His instrument making workshops for people of all ages is a signature activity and his DVD “From Trash to Tunes” has garnered international recognition. He invents and manufactures instruments of all kinds. Comfortable with all styles of music, Dennis performs throughout the northeast with various music groups.
The Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of the Trustees/Governance Committee chaired by Inge Schaefer, presents the following slate of candidates as trustees:
For a 3-year term as a Vermont Historical Society Trustee:
Roger Allbee, Townshend (3rd Term)
Bill Lippert, Hinesburg (1st Term)
Carl Lisman, Burlington (1st Term)
Jill Mudgett, Morrisville (2nd Term)
Roger Stone, Burlington (2nd Term)
Nicholas Ward, Calais (1st term)
Trustee bios available here.