Vermont State Curator David Schutz explores the architectural symbolism of Vermont’s beautifully-restored state capitol and connects the State House with the civic buildings—such as the town halls and courthouses—that enable us to govern ourselves. Schutz will also address the ongoing struggle to make sure that Vermont’s State House inclusively engages ALL our citizens and lives up to its nickname as the “Peoples’ House.”
About David Schutz
David Schutz has served as Vermont’s State Curator since 1986, overseeing the restoration of the State House over the course of nearly three decades. In that capacity, he worked with Nancy Price Graff to write Intimate Grandeur: Vermont’s State House, and he continues to interpret the building to a large, diverse audience with a renewed focus on civics, and a new exhibit installation celebrating Vermont’s indigenous people, the Abenakis. He has long been a student of Montpelier’s architectural history.