Archives Month Program- 1964: A Watershed Year in Vermont’s Political (and Cultural) History

Event Details:
When: October 18, 2017 4:30 pm – October 18, 2017 6:00 pm
Location: 60 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers –
VBSR Members –

Registration is open

In 1964, the Republican Party lost its tight-fisted grasp on Vermont politics, starting the swing of the political pendulum from Vermont as bastion of conservative republicanism to a state with a highly diversified political climate featuring progressive and even radical politics. Novelist Deborah Luskin, whose extensive research into the politics of mid-century Vermont was undertaken in the writing of ‘Into the Wilderness,’ a love story that takes place against the two major political events of that year, shows how the shift is more complex and more nuanced than mere politics.

Co-sponsored by the Vermont Historic Records Advisory Board and the Vermont Humanities Council as part of Archives Month