Vermont Folklife Center Virtual Reality Lounge

Fletcher Free Library235 College Street

1:00pm - 5:00pm Back to All Events

The Vermont Folklife Center and Fletcher Free Library present a Virtual Reality (VR) Lounge presenting three new VR documentaries that explore life across the Green Mountain State. Virtual Reality camera technology and viewing experiences present new horizons in documentary storytelling—get a premiere look at some of our first VR documentary films.

THE FILMS:

Dorset Peak Jerseys

Spend the day with dairy farmer Caleb Smith as he runs his small family farm in Danby, Vermont. As a one man operation, Caleb must milk his registered Jersey cows twice a day, tend to the herd’s daily needs, and maintain the farm’s aging infrastructure—all with his own two hands.

Ice Shanties

Each year an ice shanty town springs up on the frozen floodplain of the West River in Brattleboro, known locally as the “The Meadows.” Head out onto the ice and into the shanties with these local fisherman as your guides to the ins and outs of ice fishing techniques and local shanty town culture. 

–> This Bright Ideas Project event was crowdsourced from Vermonters and generously powered by VSECU

—> With additional support from AARP Vermont and the Fletcher Free Library.