“Poultney Remembers” Lecture Series continues on MapleFest Weekend, Saturday, March 25th at 2pm


“The Many Meanings of Maple

On Saturday, March 25th at 2pm in The Meeting House on Bentley Avenue, the Poultney Remembers Lecture Series continues with a presentation featuring Vermont Humanities Council sponsored speaker Michael Lange, entitled, “The Many Meanings of Maple.” The program is free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Lange will examine the many meanings of maple sugaring in Vermont. His talk will explore sugaring ethnographically, based on over five years of research among sugar makers all over the state, to learn from them what sugaring really means to Vermont. Rather than discussing the practical aspects of sugaring, such as how to tap a tree or how an evaporator works, his talk focuses on how and why maple has become so important to Vermont’s identity, and how and why it helps us shape who we are as Vermonters.

The Historical Society will also be screening, “The Maple Sugaring Story,” a 2005 Vermont made short film, and exhibiting posters with local maple sugar maker profiles and other maple-themed items.

The Poultney Remembers programs are all free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public.  For further information visit, call the Poultney Historical Society at 287-5252, or email [email protected].

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