“The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.” -- Harry Truman

Friday, August 17, 2012

In Person: Progressive Movements and the Vermont Way

An Evening of Green Mountain History with Greg Guma

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7:00 p.m.
Vermont History Center, 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641

Anticipating a recreation of Teddy Roosevelt 1912 visit to Vermont during his Progressive Party run for president, writer, editor, historian, activist and progressive manager Greg Guma comes to the Vermont History Center in Barre with an evening of stories and thoughts about the evolving nature of progressive politics in Vermont. Including a preview from the upcoming multi-part documentary, The Vermont Movie, and also:
     * How the Anti-Masons briefly took the state
     * Burlington’s first progressive mayor and an early fusion movement
     * Progressive Republicans in the 1930 and 40s
     * Phil Hoff’s Democratic breakthrough and civil rights fights 
     * Why the Green Mountain Parkway never happened
     * Speaking truth to McCarthy-ism
     * Plus, the rise of Bernie Sanders

For more information, please contact 
Tess Taylor, tess.taylor@state.vt.us 
(802) 479-8505 
or visit the Vermont Historical Society website.