Explore over five decades of Vermont history and culture in this selection of diverse programs from our archives.
For more information about our archival programs, visit The Vermont Archive Movie Project Database. This joint effort between Vermont PBS and The Vermont International Film Foundation (VTIFF) allows students, historians, filmmakers and the public at large to discover the state’s rich visual history.
Guest of The House
Pass It On
Drawing From Nature
Rural Free Delivery
The Farming Project
Kilimanjaro Live! - (1990)
Vermont jazz ensemble Kilimanjaro perform in a live concert in June of 1990. Performing with the group in a special guest appearance will be Big Joe Burrell. With Burrell, Kilimanjaro becomes the Unknown Blues Band. Members performing are Chuck Eller, keyboards; Paul Asbell, lead guitar; Tony Markellis, bass guitar; Harry Thompson, drums; Russell Remington, sax; and Stuart Paton, percussion.
Fiddling, Dancing, and Telling Stories (1983)
In early America, time was a valued commodity for those who settled in Vermont -- for the climate and terrain defied them to succeed. Yet many overcame these obstacles by sharing their hardships as well as their joys, and nowhere is this more evident than their ability to entertain themselves through music and storytelling. Yankee and the French Canadian traditions develop the folk culture of VT.
Vermont Cracker Barrel: 36 Miles of Trouble | 1971
From 1971: The story of the West River Railway from Brattleboro to South Londonderry, Vermont, known in the 1860s as "36 Miles of Trouble" Margaret MacArthur sings "The Ballad of the West River Railroad" John Donoghue hosts.
River of Milk (1972)
Produced by VT ETV in cooperation with the UVM Extension, A River of Milk documents the changes in Vermont dairy farming over the past 100 years. The film focuses on increased dairy-farming activity in the northwest and large river valleys in the state; improvement of the dairy breeds and increased milk production, taxes relating to farming, and the prospect of dairying leaving Vermont.
The Art of Luigi Lucioni (1969)
An on the scene visit with the outstanding American painter Luigi Lucioni in his VT home.
From the Archives: Land of Promise (1974)
From January 10, 1974 – The story of Franklin County, Vermont. The land, the history, the industry, the people, and the way of life in the Northwest county of Vermont. Archivist Mary Albee speaks about archive process and history.