Seven Days has a really neat article about an upcoming talk by Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society: Vermont vs. Hollywood. How has the Green Mountain State been presented in film?
Attendees of the Vermont Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Fall Conference are encouraged to watch “Return From Outer Space” (it’s streaming on Hulu), the better to appreciate public programs coordinator Amanda Gustin’s talk, “Vermont vs. Hollywood: The Green Mountain State on Film.” The talk will also feature other film and television clips that depict fictional versions of Vermont.
Though Gustin’s talk might be the funnest thing ever to be presented at an annual meeting of any organization ever, that’s not the reason for its inclusion in the event. The theme of this year’s annual meeting is “Image and Identity in the Green Mountain State,” a subject that also will be taken up by the keynote speaker, historian and Vermont resident Jill Mudgett. Attendees of the meeting will consider the question of how others perceive Vermont, and how Vermont perceives itself.
You can attend the VHS’s annuam meeting on Saturday, September 27th from 8:30 am to 3 pm. It’ll take place at the Vermont History Museum, in Montpelier. Act soon: registration closes tomorrow, Friday, September 19. ($25 members / $35 nonmembers. Register here.
Watch the episode here.