Vermont Historical Society hosts Undergraduate Research Forum in Barre

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Contact: Julie Nelson

Vermont Historical Society

60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641

[email protected] (802) 479-8519

Barre, VT – The Vermont Historical Society will host a forum of undergraduate students from across Vermont as they share their recent research on topics in Vermont history on April 17. This free forum will take place at the Vermont History Center at 60 Washington Street in Barre, Vermont, beginning at 6:00 pm and the public is welcome.

The presenters will include Deidre Miller of Middlebury College, speaking about her research into the temperance movement in Addison County during the nineteenth century. Miller’s research previously has been recognized by the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury, Vermont.

Ariel Mondlak of the University of Vermont will present her research about the “flower girls” who appeared at past Memorial Day parades in Brandon, Vermont. Mondlak’s work is a fascinating example of public history and shows a clear appreciation for the deep roots of Vermont’s communities.

Lyndon State College will be represented by Justin Pepe, who will present his research about the history of Vermont microbrews. “Our state has a strong tradition of academic excellence, and these undergraduates typify the fascinating, original research still being done into the state’s history,” said Vermont Historical Society’s
Public Programs Coordinator, Amanda Gustin.

The Society’s Leahy Library at the Vermont History Center is an excellent resource for these students and others, containing hundreds of collections that document all aspects of Vermont’s remarkable history. Each Wednesday evening, the Leahy Library is open late for researchers who want to work during evening hours. Attendees at the program on April 17 are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to speak with librarians and explore the Vermont Historical Society’s collections.

For more information, please visit or contact Amanda Gustin, Public Programs Coordinator, at [email protected] or (802) 828-2180.

The Vermont Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier, the Leahy Library and new Vermont Heritage Galleries in Barre, and programming throughout the state. Established in 1838, its purpose is to reach a broad audience through outstanding collections and statewide outreach. The Vermont Historical Society believes that an understanding of the past changes lives and builds better communities. Visit the Society’s website at ###

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