Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.—RUTLAND—On Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Books Rutland will host Stephen Butz for a discussion of his new book, “Shays’ Settlement in Vermont.”
The ruins of Daniel Shays’ fortified settlement reveal the hidden story of the famous rebellion. Shays and the Regulators founded the settlement deep in the Vermont wilderness after fleeing the uprising they led in 1787 in Massachusetts. Rediscovered in 1997 and under study since 2013, these remnants divulge secrets of Shays’ life that previously remained unknown, including his connection to Millard Filmore and the anti-federalist lawyer John Bay. As the leader of the site’s first formal study, Stephen D. Butz weaves together the tale of the archaeological investigation, along with Shays’ heroic life in the Continental Army, his role in the infamous rebellion that bears his name and his influence on American law.
Stephen Butz is an educator, writer, archaeologist and environmental scientist who has taught at the secondary and college level for over 20 years. Butz gained his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Cornell University and has published numerous books on the subjects of science, history and technology. Butz is a co-director of the Shays’ Settlement Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting historic research, scientific inquiry and educational outreach. He lives along the Vermont-New York border, where he continues to teach, run the Shays’ Settlement archaeology field school, and work on his various research projects.
This event is free and open to all. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center St., Rutland. Copies of the book will be available. For more information, call 802-855-8078 or visit phoenixbooks.biz.
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