"MIGRATION NATION" 2019 Program Series

Quick Links to Presenters, Biographies, and Additional Information

Abenaki - First Travelers
with Lynn Murphy

Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:00 pm

United Church of (North) Thetford

Lynn Murphy is an elder, wife, mother, grandmother and middle school science teacher. Her graduate work has been in Cultural Studies with a focus in Native American studies and she has been a lifelong learner who shares that learning with others. Lynn is a traditional basket maker, does traditional and non-traditional beadwork, knits, crochets and attempts a variety of other interesting crafts.


Waits River Valley School

6 WRVS Drive

East Corinth, VT 05040

Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs

Underground Railroad - Seeking Freedom
with Michelle Arnosky Sherburne

Thursday, April 11, 2018 7 pm

Thetford Elementary School

Michelle Arnosky Sherburne Michelle Arnosky Sherburne started working in a weekly newspaper immediately after graduating high school. In the business for over 30 years, she is now the production and marketing manager at the Journal Opinion, Bradford, VT. She has freelanced for magazines and newspapers since the 1990s, finding history is her strength. Michelle has been married 30 years and she and her husband live in Newbury, VT. She is the daughter of nationally known children's book author Jim Arnosky and grew up in the publishing field. Sherburne spent 25 plus years researching Vermont and New Hampshire's Underground Railroad network and learning about the Abolitionist Movement. She has four books on the shelves, co-editing the Peacham Historical Association's book, "A Vermont Hill Town in the Civil War: Peacham's Story." She is the author of "Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Vermont," "St. Albans Raid," and "Slavery and the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire".


The Journal Opinion

PO Box 378

Bradford, VT 05033


Review of "A Vermont Hill Town in The Civil War: Peacham's Story

Michelle Sherburne - July 2018 talk in Woodstock, VT

Vermonters, Coming and Going
with Jill Mudgett

Thursday, April 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

MJR Theater, Thetford Academy

Jill Mudgett Jill Mudgett is a historian who works on topics of history, identity, and place. She was born and raised in central Vermont and has a strong interest in what connects people to the lands they call home. She serves on the boards of the Morristown Historical Society and the Vermont Historical Society, and enjoys speaking to community groups about their history. Jill is a Vermont Humanities Speaker's Bureau presenter, and is also a contributor to Vermont Public Radio.


Jill Mudgett on VPR

Jill Mudgett - Research

Jill Mudgett - Vermont Humanities

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