Century-Old Farmers' Night Tradition Continues At The Statehouse

02/01/11 12:44PM By Jane Lindholm, Ric Cengeri
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AP/Toby Talbot
Every Wednesday night during the Legislative session, the Vermont Statehouse stays open late for special performances and lectures as part of a series called Farmers' Night. This year's schedule includes a gospel choir, jazz ensemble, cloggers, a college a cappella group, and tomorrow's invited guest is the Chairman of the National Humanities Council.

 

The mid-week performances can be traced back to the early 1900s and a group called the Farmers' Club. State Curator David Schutz traces the history and highlights of Farmer's Night.

 

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