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Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film
November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join us for a unique presentation – “Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film” – on Thursday, November 2 at 7pm.
Vermont has been a featured location in Hollywood movies for nearly a century. It has represented many different ideals during that time, and its portrayal reflects both Vermont’s own history as well as American history. Examining those films provides interesting and fun insights into the hold Vermont has had on imagination in the media age.
Amanda Kay Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society will provide background and share clips ranging chronologically from 1919’s Way Down Eastto 2005’s Thank You for Smoking.
Amanda Gustin has been the Public Programs Coordinator at the Vermont Historical Society since 2012. Prior to that, she was a researcher at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. Her favorite moments are when she connects with an audience while explaining or demonstrating history. She has studied military, religious, and women’s history in the medieval period and nineteenth-century America.
This event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. The Saint Albans Museum is grateful for the support of our 2017 program series sponsor, Peoples Trust Co.