Join us today on C-SPAN3's American History TV and C-SPAN2's Book TV explore the history and literary life of Montpelier, Vermont.
All weekend long on Book TV we present interviews with local authors and hear about special collections and the literary culture of Montpelier and on American History TV (AHTV) we’ll take you to different historic sites as we learn about the capitol of Vermont.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicle staff recently traveled to Montpelier to gather this programming and also worked with our Comcast partners to visit schools and meet with local officials while there.
- The historic Vermont State House with State curator David Schutz.
- The history of Maple Syrup. The sugaring process and how maple syrup was first discovered with 7th generation business owner Burr Morse. Vermont is the biggest U.S. producer of maple syrup.
- The history of the granite industry in Vermont and what is believed to be the largest deep hole dimension granite quarry in operation in the world.
- Vermont Historical Society Icons, Oddities and Wonders Exhibit. Curator Jackie Calder highlights exhibit items.
- Vermont State Archives special Eugenics Movement collection.
- Montpelier native Admiral George Dewey and his role in the Spanish-American war, launching the U.S. onto the world stage.
- Historic Vermont floods. Go inside the Vermont State Archives to see damage from 1927 and 2011 storms.