Thursday, August 2, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saint Albans Museum
9 Church Street St. Albans, Vermont
Visit the Saint Albans Museum for a screening of the new documentary Rooted: Cultivating Community in the Vermont Grange on Thursday, August 2 in the Bliss Room. There will be a Q&A session with co-Director Charlotte Barrett following the film. Farming Franklin County, the new agricultural history exhibit at SAM, will also be open to audience members for tours. This special evening is free and open to the public, and copies of Rooted will be available for purchase.
6:30pm: Doors Open/Farming Franklin County Tours
7:00pm: Rooted screening
8:00pm: Co-Director Q&A
Vermont’s agricultural heritage gets a starring role in Rooted: Cultivating Community in the Vermont Grange. The film explores how this national farmers’ organization has advocated for rural communities since 1867. It weaves archival images and oral histories with footage of modern-day events to paint a comprehensive picture of the organization and the New Englanders it supports. Join Historic New England and the Vermont Folklife Center for this premiere screening, followed by refreshments prepared by Grange members.
To learn more about the project, click here.