Weston Historical Society to Screen ‘The Vermont Movie’
The Weston Historical Society, Londonderry Arts and Historical Society and the Friends of the West River Trail are combining resources to present the six chapters of ‘The Vermont Movie,’ the first-ever documentary series about Vermont. The film is thematic, not chronological, and explores issues in the State’s history that recur and circle back, from 1777 to the present. The first chapter was shown on November 15. Plans are to show Chapters two, three and four on the third Thursday of January, February and March. The final two chapters will be shown in the fall. On January 17, ‘Under the Surface’ explores quarrying and labor unions, George Aiken and Ralph Flanders. On February 21, ‘Refuge, Reinvention and Revolution’ covers the mid-1960s, a time of turbulent change, with Phillip Hoff and hippies contrasting with the arrival of IBM and the Interstate Highway System. On March 21, ‘Doers and Shapers’ takes a look at the people and institutions that pushed boundaries, from out-of-the box educators to Act 250. All showings will be held at 7 p.m. at the South Londonderry Depot on Route 100. The length of each chapter is approximately 90 minutes. There is no cost to attend, although donations are appreciated.