From gripping historical novels to startling new discoveries made by history researchers to the adventures of fictional characters dashing through history, the Vermont History Expo will feature presentations from notable Vermont authors.

The Vermont Historical Society returns to the Tunbridge World’s Fairgrounds with the History Expo on June 21 and 22, 2014. A topnotch collection of authors will give presentations throughout the Expo weekend. Watch our website for presentation times on Saturday or Sunday, June 21 and 22, states Amanda Gustin, Vermont Historical Society’s Expo coordinator.”

· Author Peter Miller’s books about Vermonters are a tribute to the simplicity and resolve embedded in the people of this state. His book, A Lifetime of Vermont People, was named best photography and art book of 2013 by the New England Book Festival.
· Sugar Words by Burr Morse doesn’t sugar coat the musings of an old Vermonter!
· From Judith Edwards, At the Top of the Mountain, all ages can learn about life as it was for Will, from ages 11 to 17, as he grew up working Civilian Conservation Corps through the Great Depression.
· The Hunger Year by Lee Konrad Kolmoly will reflect upon the struggle of adventurous Magen Creed during the famine year after the War of 1812.
· The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont will open eyes and expand thoughts as UVM professor Harvey Amani Whitfield describes the truth about the realities for blacks in the years following the Vermont Constitution of 1777.
· Bonnie Tocher Clause of South Royalton will share Hopper's singular interpretations of the Vermont landscape from her book Edward Hopper in Vermont.
· Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson will look beyond the stereotypic Vermont red barns to the architectural richness that is celebrated in their book Buildings of Vermont.

Author Harvey Amani Whitfield shares his thoughts, “I look forward to History Expo—sharing my discoveries about slavery in early Vermont gives me great satisfaction. I ask people to look at this complicated time after the Constitution of 1777—and realize the reality of what freedom meant for black people at that time.”

The Vermont History Expo takes place at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds June 21 and 22, 2014, featuring over 150 local historical societies, museums, and heritage organizations, as well as musicians, authors, genealogists, crafters and other talented professionals. The History Expo weekend is filled with family fun, parades, presentations, re-enactments, performances, and music, and is held every other year. Check back to the website for updates on date and time for your favorite author. Find out more at vermonthistory.org/expo.

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