Fall 2013 Mill Town Seminar

The Environmental Studies faculty are embarking on a new project this year that will culminate in new courses and internships dealing with sustainability issues in the Bennington region. This fall we are hosting a seminar series that begins with Bennington’s history as a Mill Town. Seminars are open to the entire campus community as well as the general public.

September 15, 2013 – Bus Tour of the Mills of Bennington – 2pm 

Hosted by the Bennington Historical Society, RSVP to Valerie Imbruce <vimbruce@bennington.edu>, meet at Bennington Station

September 17, 2013 – Tyler Resch – The Vermont Story – Dickinson 225 – 12:30pm

Tyler is the librarian at the Bennington Museum and editor of the Walloomsac Review. He will be speaking about the politics and economics of the settlement and incorporation of the town of Bennington.

Oct 1, 2013 – Roger Albee – Vermont Agriculture – Dickinson 225 – 12:30pm

Roger is the former Vermont Secretary of Agriculture. He will be discussing the history of Vermont’s agriculture and its environmental impacts, leading us to its “agricultural renaissance” of today.

Oct 8, 2013 – Alan Calfee – Use of Vermont’s Forests During the Early Industrial Era – Dickinson 225 – 12:30pm

Alan Calfee is principal forester for the firm Calfee Woodland Management, forest owner and conservationist. He has been practicing forestry in the southwestern corner of Vermont for more than 20 years.

Oct 15, 2013 – Bill Morgan – Bennington’s Mills – Dickinson 225 – 12:30pm

Bill is the President of the Bennington Historical Society and is currently researching the establishment and decline of Bennington’s mills.

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