All who support the mission of the Friends of the Vermont State House are invited to join us for our annual meeting and a fascinating living history program showcasing Dorothy Canfield Fisher, for whom the Vermont children's literature prize is named.
The business portion of the meeting, expected to be brief, begins at 2:00 sharp in a location to be specified later (ask at the Sergeant at Arms Office). Business items include election of officers of the Trustees and a vote on proposed revised bylaws. Text of the bylaw proposal is available in our "news" page.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher will be brought to life in the historic House Chamber by Friends Trustee Helene Lang, a skilled presenter of portraits in literature. Helene describes the program this way: Although Dorothy Canfield Fisher wrote often about Vermont, her writing transcended the region, engaging universal human themes. She celebrated the book as the surest tool for thought. In her forty books of fiction and nonfiction, she attacked discrimination, intolerance, brutality, and fraud. Her vibrant writing celebrated life lived with courage and joy. This living history presentation showcases her life's works.
A social reception with light refreshments will follow, in the Cedar Creek Room.
Please join us!
(Please note that absolutely no food or drink is allowed in the House Chamber. Thank you for your cooperation)