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>From: "Anna Downes" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Fairbanks Museum e-news
>Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 15:58:52 -0500
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>   Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
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>St. Johnsbury, VT
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>  March 2006
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>ECHOES OF THE PAST: THE LAST OF THE HILL FARMS
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>Opening reception with photographer Richard Brown
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>Friday, March 24, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Museum
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>Richard Brown has been documenting the people, landscapes, communities and 
>traditions of Vermont for over three decades. Meet the artist and preview 
>this rare special exhibition of Richard Brown's early photographs that 
>focus on the farm culture that was once common in northern New England. 
>Tom Slayton, Editor of Vermont Life magazine, says in his introduction to 
>this exhibit, "These photographs show us a Vermont that is all but 
>extinct: the small farms of upland Vermont that began to fail a century 
>ago, and now are almost completely gone. It was a world shaped by endless 
>cycles of  hard physical work, a world that would find the abundance we 
>enjoy today unimaginable, yet a world with its own dignity, rewards, and 
>beauty." This exhibit will be on view through October 29.
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>Please RSVP for the opening reception by e-mail to 
><mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] or by calling 
>748-2372.
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>INSTITUTE FOR TRADITIONAL CRAFTS
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>A new series of workshops reveal the secrets and skills that once 
>flourished in the rural Northeast. In partnership with the Northeast 
>Kingdom Artisans Guild, the Museum will extend its annual Festival of 
>Traditional Crafts through the oldest tradition of them all: passing 
>knowledge from one hand to the next. Learn from experts in rug braiding, 
>soap making, basketry, woodcarving, and much more. The Windham Foundation 
>provided support to launch this full-year program.
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>April workshops include Black Ash Basket Making with Jesse Larocque and 
>Felting with Amanda Weisenfeld. See the calendar for April and May at 
><http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/welcome_calendar.cfm>http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/welcome_calendar.cfm
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>For more information or to register call Shannon Anderson at 802/ 748-2372.
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>DISCOVERING BIRDS: AN INTRODUCTION TO A LIFELONG PASSION
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>Wednesdays, May 3 - 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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>Saturday, May 27, 7:00 a.m. to noon
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>Take part in one or all of the engaging workshops led by Museum Executive 
>Director Charlie Browne. For experienced birders and newcomers, this is a 
>chance to deepen your connection with the colors and sounds of spring and 
>to understand the natural habitats of birds in the Northeast Kingdom. For 
>more information, call Shannon Anderson at 802/ 748-2372 or visit the 
>Museum calendar online 
><http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/welcome_calendar.cfm>http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/welcome_calendar.cfm 
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>RADON TESTING
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>Radon is a radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium in the rocks 
>of the earth's crust. It is also the second leading cause of lung cancer 
>in this country.  Radon passes through the cracks and fissures in the 
>rocks, through the pores in the soil and eventually out into the 
>atmosphere.  There is a small normal level of radon in the air around us. 
>However, at elevated levels, it can be lethal. More than 15,000 lung 
>cancer deaths a year in the US can be traced to radon. The only way to 
>know how much radon is present is to test. The Vermont Health Department 
>and the Fairbanks Museum have a grant from the United States EPA to offer 
>free test kits in Vermont.  Test results will let you know if the level of 
>Radon is acceptable, or if simple changes can be put in place.  For your 
>health, and that of your family, testing for radon is something to care about!
>
>For a free radon test kit, please call Patricia Swartz at the Museum 802/ 
>748-2372 ext. 105, email 
><mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask], or visit 
><http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/education_radon.cfm>http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/education_radon.cfm
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>Discover the benefits of membership ... to find out more, call us at 
>802-748-2372 or visit our membership page at 
><http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/membership.cfm>http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/membership.cfm 
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