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Below please find the schedule for the Fall Meeting of the Vermont Academy
of Arts and Sciences to be held on Saturday, November 6, in Woodstock. The
keynote address will be delivered by Center member Jean Richardson,
University of Vermont Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies, Natural
Resources and Geography.
For more information, please contact the people listed below.
Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2004 Fall Conference
At the Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock, Saturday, November 6, 2004
CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
Perspectives on the Future
Admission is free but seating is limited, reservations are recommended.
Please contact Dan Bean at 802-864-6187 or [log in to unmask]
9:00 Coffee and Registration
In the Entry Building, the Billings Farm & Museum, located north of
Woodstock Village, on River Road, just East of Vermont Route 12
9:30 Welcome and Introduction
VAAS President William Tortolano and Museum staff, in the Theater, the
Entry Building, Billing Farm & Museum
9:45 A Film by Charles Guggenheim, "A Place in the Land"
An award-winning film that provides an introduction to the Billings Farm &
Museum and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, and
describes the civic and environmental accomplishments of George Perkins
Marsh, Frederick Billings, and Mary F. and Laurance S. Rockefeller.
10:15 Challenges and Opportunities
"Re-weaving the Fabric of Rural America", lessons learned from a
comprehensive approach to sustainable community development. Speaker: Jean
Richardson, Professor of Environmental Studies, Natural Resources and
Geography, the University of Vermont. Professor Richardson was elected as a
Fellow of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences in the year 2000. There
will be a break following this presentation.
11:15 Perspectives on the Future: Success Stories
Perspectives on the benefits that may be realized through a renewed
commitment to civic and environmental stewardship, and examples of results
already achieved. Speaker: Michael Northrop, Program Officer for
Sustainable Development with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Noon Luncheon Entry Building
1:15 Art and the American Conservation Movement
Relationships between the subject matter of Art in America, with emphasis
on 19th Century American painting, and ideas and values associated with the
American Conservation Movement Speaker: Professor Robert McGrath,
Department of Art History, Dartmouth College.
2:00 Annual Meeting of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Science
A brief meeting of the members of the Academy, in the Theater. Others may
proceed to tour sites.
2:15 Informal Tours and Programs
To include the Billings Farm & Museum, and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller
National Historical Parks.
5:15 Reception, in connection with the VAAS Fellows Award Dinner
At the Woodstock Inn, in the center o/Woodstock Village.
6:00 VAAS Fellows Award Dinner
Introduction of VAAS Fellows for the year 2004, at the Woodstock Inn.
Reservations are required
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