These presentations offer a diverse range of opportunities to learn about important times and events that defined our towns, our state and our country; societal and technology trends, and useful tips and up-to-date approaches to managing the tasks and responsibilities of daily life.
The presenters are well-versed in the subjects they cover and include members of speakers bureaus.
Tips to play the videos using Google Chrome or Safari browsers:
Chrome: Click the white circled play play button, when the red circle play button appears, click to play the video. Safari (only do once):
For iPad, iPhone: click on Settings, a square icon with a set of gears. Then click on Safari. Uncheck “Prevent cross-site tracking.” Close Settings.
For iMac, MacBook: In the menu bar click on the word Safari, then Preferences, then Privacy. Uncheck the box “Prevent cross-site tracking.”
Historic Richmond Parades Karen Yaggy of the Richmond Historical Society narrates a captivating history of Richmond’s parades and events celebrating Independence Day, Armistice Day and other national holidays from the 1860s to current times. Her presentation includes rare photos that are over 100 years old. Slides depict horse-drawn and modern floats, early posters, bands and other marchers, early cars, residents in period dress, and various locations around town. Karen also offers colorful insights into important historical events occurring around the time of the holiday celebrations over the years.
DNA and Genealogy Bruce Dumelin’s 3-part series provides a foundation for getting started in the science and also affords excellent tools for those more experienced in accessing their ancestry. Ed Maguire is a leading DNA expert with Vermont’s Genealogy Library. His wrap-up with Bruce includes a list of helpful genealogy resources.
The growing popularity of genealogy has caught on with the CSC as a regularly scheduled “classroom” activity, and anyone can join in at any time.