Host Cheryl Mitchell speaks with Dr. Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures. Growing Bright Futures is a joint production of Treleven, Building Bright Futures, Let’s Grow Kids, and Middlebury Community Television. Recorded 11/8/19. To learn more about Building Bright Futures: http://buildingbrightfutures.org/
The Sheldon Museum presents “The Hutchinson Family Singers: Huzzas, Horrors, and Bumps in the Night,” a talk by Dale Cockrell, a specialist in American popular music. The Hutchinson Family Singers were the best-known, most-loved, and most-hated musicians in nineteenth-century America. Their passionate commitment to talking and singing about the sisterhood of social reforms garnered them notoriety on all sides of a wide range of divides (including spiritualism). Too often overlooked, though, is that they bear a primary responsibility for the ways in which American popular music was then made, heard, and appreciated, legacies still much manifest today.