VHC Presents: “Daisy Turner’s Kin” – Sept 20th

September 20th @ 4:30 pm“Daisy Turner’s Kin.”  Vermont folklorist Jane Beck shares the story and slides of the Turner family, a multigenerational saga spanning two centuries, played out across three continents. The saga was related to Jane Beck by Daisy Turner, who had listened to her father, Alec Turner, recount stories of the family past.

Her captivating narrative covers the early 19th century British-African trade, shipwreck, birth of a biracial child, slave trading, enslavement, plantation life, escape, Civil War, moving north, battling racism, buying land and settling on a hilltop in Vermont that became a family center.