Join Woodstock native, Mike Leonard, as he discusses the documentary film he is working on titled, One Town at a Time, which focuses on his personal experience traveling through Vermont’s rural heritage as part of the 251 Club. The 251 Club of Vermont – an organization dedicated to visiting all 251 towns and cities in the State of Vermont – has existed since 1954. First suggested by Dr. Arthur Peach in an issue of Vermont Life as a means of getting to know the state better, the 251 club has grown to boast a membership of over 6,000. The club is a loose collection of Vermontophiles with no real membership requirements or rules – only to have a passion about exploring Vermont.
Mike was inspired to join the 251 Club in 2006 when he was 20 years old. With two of his high school friends, he took on ‘The Quest’ of visiting all 251 towns and cities and made it further challenging by doing it in a summer between college semesters. One Town at a Time is Mike’s upcoming documentary film which recounts his 2006 summer journey, combining retro footage with contemporary footage along with interviews of other intrepid 251 Club members.
We urge you to reserve your seat early and join Mike as he discusses his experience in the 251 Club, his interest in revisiting the club in order to pursue One Town at a Time, and a discussion which is sure to entertain Vermontophiles and non-Vermontophiles alike.