Lecture: Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film

The Poultney Historical Society will host a lecture titled “Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film” on Saturday, September 23 at noon at the Poultney Public Library.

Vermont has been a featured location in Hollywood movies for nearly a century. It has represented many different ideals during that time, and its portrayal reflects both Vermont’s own history as well as American history. Examining those films provides interesting and fun insights into the hold Vermont has had on imagination in the media age.

Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society will provide background and share video clips ranging chronologically from 1919’s Way Down East to 2005’s Thank You for Smoking.

Amanda Gustin has been the Public Programs Coordinator at the Vermont Historical Society since 2012. Prior to that, she was a researcher at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston.

Her favorite moments are when she connects with an audience while explaining or demonstrating history. She has studied military, religious, and women’s history in the medieval period and nineteenth-century America.

The Poultney Public Library is located at 205 Main Street. Prior to the lecture the Poultney Historical Society will hold it’s annual meeting at 11am.

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