Annual Meeting & “A Sense of Place” with Gregory Sharrow
June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Saint Albans Museum will host our annual meeting on Thursday, June 22. Join us for a pizza dinner at 6:00pm, with the business meeting and officer elections to follow.
Gregory Sharrow, PhD is our featured speaker for the evening, presenting “A Sense of Place: Vermont’s Farm Legacy” at 7pm. Free and open to the public, this event is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.
The character of a place is shaped by its cultural heritage and folklife, the informal traditions of family and community that guide the ways in which a person plans a meal, treats a neighbor, or understands civic responsibility. In Vermont the cultural legacy of farming has strongly influenced the identity of Vermonters, and it is these distinctive traditions, which have persisted even with the decline in farm numbers, that help make the state unique. This lecture by Gregory Sharrow explores the fabric of farm culture in the past and probes its relationship to the world of Vermont today.
Gregory Sharrow is the co-director at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. He holds a PhD in Folklore from the University of Pennsylvania and is a former Vermont classroom teacher. For over twenty years he has conducted ethnographic field research projects on the culture of dairy farming, historic immigrant communities, traditional artists and their work, and Abenaki life in the present. He has presented this research in print and exhibition, and as video and radio.
Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and with support from our 2017 program series sponsor, Peoples Trust Co. – the “Bank with a Heart.”