Mar
19
Tue
VT Humanities lecture – Double-Talk on Doubleday
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VT Humanities lecture - Double-Talk on Doubleday
Speaker: Rowly Brucken

Why, how, and when did Abner Doubleday became the imagined inventor of America’s pastime? It is becoming more widely known that Doubleday had no connection to baseball, but why, and for what purposes, did baseball’s boosters construct an origin story with him at the epicenter?
Norwich University Professor Rowly Brucken will explore the founding myths of baseball’s real and fictional origins, and will consider the broader context of the age of imperialism in America, New England sports history, and Victorian scandals. The talk will conclude with an exploration of the early days of baseball in Vermont.
Rowly is a life-long Cleveland Indians fan who teaches a course on baseball history and an honors class on inter-disciplinary adventures in baseball at Norwich. He has spent two weeks in the archives at the Baseball Hall of Fame and has received two research grants to study the history of the sport. T

A Vermont Humanities series hosted by Fairlee Community Arts.

Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and  Vermont Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or Vermont Humanities.

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Mar
26
Tue
VT Humanities lecture – Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VT Humanities lecture - Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food
Speaker: Rebecca Rupp

The history of what and how we eat encompasses everything from the prehistoric mammoth luau to the medieval banquet to the modern three squares a day.
Find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners – plus some catchy info on seasonal foods. What’s the story of chocolate? Why do the Irish eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day? Who invented lemonade? Why are turkeys called turkeys? And what are sugarplums anyway?

A Vermont Humanities series hosted by Fairlee Community Arts.

Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and  Vermont Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or Vermont Humanities.

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Apr
2
Tue
VT Humanities lecture – Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VT Humanities lecture - Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping
Speaker: William Mares

Beekeeping goes back 10,000 years, but bees have been much in the news recently as a multi-pronged scourge has devastated many of the nation’s 2.5 million colonies. Meanwhile, hobby beekeeping has grown exponentially in the country.
Bill Mares, writer, and a beekeeper for 45 years, will tell of the origins and evolution of beekeeping, sometimes referred to as “farming for intellectuals,” with a particular emphasis on his new book, with Ross Conrad, and others, “The Land of Milk and Honey, a History of Beekeeping in Vermont.” (Green Writers Press).

A Vermont Humanities series hosted by Fairlee Community Arts.

Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and  Vermont Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or Vermont Humanities.

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Jul
2
Tue
Concert on the Common – TBD
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Us for music on the Fairlee Town Common. Musicians TBD

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Jul
9
Tue
Concert on the Common – TBD
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Us for music on the Fairlee Town Common. Musicians TBD

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Jul
16
Tue
Concert on the Common – TBD
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Us for music on the Fairlee Town Common. Musicians TBD

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