"MIGRATION NATION II" 2019 Fall Program Series

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Repeopling Vermont - The Paradox of Development in the 20th Century
with Paul Searls

Sunday, September 29, 2019 6:30 pm

United Church of North Thetford

Paul Searls The past never dies for Paul Searls. Leafing through yellowed newspapers to research a strike, he got caught up in the exploits of a 1937 high school basketball team from Burlington. The team lost the New England Championship in a heartbreaker. “I still feel mad about that,” he says, smiling. In the classroom at Lyndon, Professor Searls teaches that history is “a story you tell about yourself. It’s not dates and facts. I try to convince people that history matters and they should care for it long after they leave this place.” Author of Two Vermonts: Geography and Identity, 1865–1910, Dr. Searls is fascinated by the state’s struggle to reconcile conflicting impulses—development versus preservation, progress versus tradition. “Vermont is a sort of Petri dish,” he says, “an attempt to solve problems that plague all humans.”


Northern Vermont University

Vail, Room 440

Lyndon, VT 05851

Vermont Historical Society

'The Far-Traveler -Voyages of a Viking Woman'
with Nancy Marie Brown

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 7 pm

MJR Theater, Thetford Academy

Nancy Marie Brown Nancy Marie Brown writes about Iceland and Vikings, science and sagas. Her books combine extremes: medieval literature and modern archaeology, myths and facts. They ask, What have we overlooked? What have we forgotten? Whose history must not be lost? The author of six general interest books and one young adult novel, she lives on a farm in Lyndon, Vermont and spends part of each summer in Iceland leading history and horseback tours.


Vermont Humanities Council

11 Loomis Street

Montpelier, VT 05602


Nancy Marie Brown's Blog

Author Nancy Marie Brown

2019 Thetford Geography Bee
with... You!

Friday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm

The Cafe @ Thetford Academy

Thetford Geography Bee Join us for the Geo Bee, where this year's theme is 'Migrations'. Three-person youth and adult teams answer multiple choice questions and compete for prizes. Funds raised support preservation efforts at the Hughes Barn Museum in Thetford.


THS Geo Bee Overview

THS Geo Bee Sponsor Sign-up

THS Geo Bee Team Sign-up

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