The Vermont Historical Society (VHS) and Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) are collaborating to host community conversations around the state in conjunction with the publication of the book Repeopling Vermont: The Paradox of Development in the Twentieth Century by Paul M. Searls. Conversations will provide an opportunity for community members to learn about how the state has handled questions of development and immigration in the past, and how we might use those lessons to discuss a path forward to the future.