OSHER Lecture: `The Better Sort of People`
“The Better Sort of People”: Eugenics, Charity, and the Progressive Movement in Vermont
Julia Purdy of Rutland will review the eugenics movement in Vermont, whereby well-meaning reformers tried to “cleanse” the Vermont gene pool. She will tie in the growing state-sponsored tourism industry of the 1920s-30s and progressive support.
Rutland Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) – Spring 2019
Sponsored by UVM, OLLI promotes continuing education for area residents 50 and older. Lectures: Fridays from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, VT. Membership: $40 for 12 lectures and admission to 7 other OLLI site lectures, OR $5 at the door.For information, call 446-2041 or 492-2300, or email
Godnick Adult Center
Bellevue Avenue, Rutland, Vermont, United States of America