Join the library and Dr. Scott McLaughlin, Director of the Vermont Granite Museum, who will present a cultural and anthropological perspective of Vermont’s granite industry as a tale of hope and loss, and of the eager immigrants chasing a dream who shaped our nation’s cemeteries, parks and public architecture.
You can read more about the granite industry in Barre, Vermont in the second half of the historical fiction novel, Bread and Roses, Too, by Katherine Patterson. Bread and Roses, Too is the Vermont Humanities Council 2018 Vermont Reads selection, and copies are available for check-out at the library through the end of 2018.
More about the presenter:
Dr. Scott McLaughlin was born in Burlington and raised in Jericho, Vermont. Since high school, he has been conducting archaeological and historical research in Vermont, primarily as an employee of the University of Vermont’s Consulting Archaeology Program and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. In addition to working as an archaeologist and museum professional, Scott has been teaching anthropology, archaeology, education, history, and sociology courses as a lecturer for the past thirteen years. Currently Scott is the director of the Vermont Granite Museum and Vermont Project Archaeology, a professional development program for Vermont teachers.