Category : History

StafneWoodstock’s Own John Cotton Dana: Innovator of Libraries and Museums. Marcos Stafne, executive director of the Montshire Museum of Science is always on the lookout for inspirational museum leaders. His dream came true when he walked into Woodstock’s own Dana House and was reintroduced to John Cotton Dana. Read more

SarahPragerSarah Prager (www.sarahprager.com) is the author of Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World (HarperCollins, May 2017). In what a starred Kirkus review called a “breezy, conversational tone that will engage teens and make them laugh while they learn,” Sarah profiles both famous and obscure heroes from history while looking at their genders and sexualities as important pieces of their lives. Read more

GaryShattuckGary Shattuck is a former Vermont state police officer and state and federal prosecutor, with thirty years’ experience in the investigation and prosecution of drug offenses. He recently received his master’s degree in military history and is currently pursuing a second masters in historical archaeology at the University of Leicester (UK). In his third book, Green Mountain Opium Eaters, Read more

JackMayer

Jack Mayer is a Vermont writer and pediatrician who established Rainbow Pediatrics in Middlebury in 1991 where he continues to practice pediatrics. His  first non-fiction book was Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project. His new novel, Before the Court of Heaven, explores how Germany’s Weimar Democracy became the Third Reich – a cautionary tale. Read more

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A hurricane will never surprise us again. But that’s what happened to the people of New England on September 21, 1938. Without any warning, the most destructive weather event ever to hit the Northeast pummeled the coast and blasted its way to Vermont and New Hampshire Read more

DeliaRobinsonA Shirtwaist Story by Montpelier, Vermont artist, illustrator, and writer Delia Robinson examines the haunting memories of Peter, descended from owners of a notorious sweatshop, The Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Colorful, evocative art explores Peter’s relationship to his family and their response to the factory fire in 1911, a highly visible and deadly tragedy. Read more