Sam B. Hand Memorial Lecture
Samuel B. Hand was a universal scholar, a historian and humorist, a founding member of the Center for Research on Vermont (1974) and a former Director of the Vermont Historical Society.
In honor of his achievements the Center for Research on Vermont and the Vermont Historical Society co-sponsor an annual lecture series given in his honor.
2016: October 20, 7:00 p.m. "The Children's Crusade: How Patrick Leahy's 1974 election changed modern campaigns in Vermont;" English Professor Philip Baruth.
2015: "Opiate Use in Vermont: The Present Reflects the Past" Gary Shattuck
Vermont had a raging problem with the abuse of opium, morphine, and heroin by the end of the nineteenth century. This story occurred in the context of the state's involvement with temperance and early adoption of prohibition in 1852. Gary Shattuck is a former federal prosecutor who specializes in researching and writing about historical events utilizing period legal documents.