Vermont's 1970s Counterculture

Mar 30, 2015

Vermont's counterculture of the 1970s marked a time a massive social change, and it continues to influence the state today.  It was decade when the state's population increased by 15 percent, and communes and agricultural experiments proliferated, along with political and social activism.

Now, the Vermont Historical Society is embarking on a two-year research project to capture Vermonters' memories of that time. We talk with Jackie Calder and Amanda Gustin about VHS' project, Vermont 1970s, which is seeking stories and artifacts from people who lived in Vermont during that critical decade.

What are your memories of Vermont's 1970s counterculture? Post your comments below, or  email vermontedition@vpr.net.

Broadcast live on Mon., March 30, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast a t 7 p.m.