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December 27th, 2014

Second Saturday Gallery Talk Features Italian-American Stoneworkers in Vermont

 

On September 14 at 2pm, the Vermont Historical Society offers a Second Saturday Gallery Talk at the Vermont History Center at 60 Washington Street in Barre.

 

Middlebury College Professor Ilaria Brancoli-Busdraghi will present a short talk about the heritage and history of Italian-American stoneworkers in Vermont.

 

“While you’re at the History Center, you can explore the Vermont Heritage Gallery exhibit featuring “The Emergence of The Granite City,” which tells the story of Barre’s history,” said Amanda Gustin, Vermont Historical Society’s Public Programs Coordinator. “You can see examples of the tools and scenes that surrounded the stoneworkers of Barre, many of whom were first- or second-generation immigrants from Italy. Learn how this small Vermont town became a cosmopolitan city.”

 

The Society’s Leahy Library at the Vermont History Center is also open on second Saturday, offering hundreds of books, maps, photos and other collections that document all aspects of Vermont’s remarkable history.

 

The library is open Tuesday-Friday 9am to 4pm; Wednesday evenings until 8pm; and second Saturdays 9am to 4pm.

 

The presentations are free with the cost of admission to the galleries. Adults $5; students, children, seniors: $3; families $12. Members are free.

 

For more information, please visit vermonthistory.org or call (802) 479-8500.

 

 

 

 

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