Author Talk: Judy Chaves “Secrets of Mount Philo”

The landscape history of Mt. Philo, Vermont’s first state park, is the landscape history of Vermont, in miniature. “Sheep fever,” the devastating deforestation of the mid-1800s, Vermont’s early tourism industry, the early conservation and park movements, reforestation… it’s all there on the mountain, if you know where to look. North Ferrisburgh resident (and long-time Mt. Philo hiker), Judy Chaves, has spent 8 years researching the mountain’s history and has recently written a guidebook to the park’s historic sites. Join her on a “virtual” tour of the mountain and discover, through then-and-now photos, old maps, and even a bit of poetry, what historic gems lie hidden — within plain sight — in the park. Filmed Oct. 19, 2018 at the Ilsley Public Library by Middlebury Community Television.

Producer: Ilsley Public Library

Get Lit! with the Vermont Book Shop: “Berlin” cartoonist Jason Lutes in conversation with Jack Mayer

The Vermont Book Shop hosts Jason Lutes, Vermont-based cartoonist of the graphic novel omnibus Berlin, a 20 year literary masterpiece of historical fiction about the decline of the Weimar Republic and the rise of fascist extremism in 1930s Germany in conversation with local author Jack Mayer, author of the award-winning Before the Court of Heaven, a fictional depiction of events as they unfolded in Germany and beyond. Recorded 10/17/18.

 Producer: MCTV

Sheldon Museum: In Flanders Fields

Internationally-known, Brandon, Vermont, artist Fran Bull discusses her art installation In Flanders Fields, on view at the Sheldon Museum, which is based on her moving artistic interpretation of the well-known poem by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel, John McCrae, M.D., who wrote the poem after witnessing a comrade blown to bits at the 1915 battle of Ypres. A talk presented by the Sheldon Museum. Recorded 10/17/18

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Producer: Henry Sheldon Museum

At The Ilsley: Ashley Wolff – “An Artist’s Inheritance: What I’ve learned, so far”

Ashley Wolff, daughter and granddaughter of artists, reflects on what she has inherited, what she has done with it and what she hopes she is passing on. Ashley’s books will be available for sale at the event. Presented by the Middlebury Chapter of the AAUW. Filmed Oct. 16, 2018 at the Ilsley Public Library by Middlebury Community Television.

Producer: Ilsley Public Library

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