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Join the conversation on Vermont’s 1970s counterculture

Photograph of Vermont protest from the Vermont Historical Society archives by Rod Clarke, UPI, 1979.

Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. — RUTLAND — The Vermont Historical Society has been holding public forums statewide to talk about the influence of the 1970s on Vermont. The Society is seeking input to help guide collections, documentation, and public programs about this transformative era.

“Did you live in Vermont in the 1970s? Did you move to Vermont in the 1970s? If you would like to learn more about that important and influential decade, or if you have memories, stories, or information to share with VHS staff, please join us at a community forum near you.” stated Jackie Calder, Vermont Historical Society curator.

On Wednesday, April 29, the conversation comes to Rutland from 6-8 p.m. at Godnick Adult Center, Community Rec Room, located at 1 Deer Street.

These public forums – or community conversations – are the first step in a much longer project to collect oral histories, objects, books, personal papers, and more that tell the full story of the period.

For more info, visit or contact 802-479-8514 or

Courtesy of Vermont Historical Society

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