First Wednesdays Civil War

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First Wednesdays
Civil War Lectures 2014-2015 Season

7:00 pm 



First Minnesota Infantry at Gettsburg, July 2, 1863. Painting by Don Troiani.

Newport, Goodrich Memorial Library, December 3

The Soldier’s Pen: Letters from the Civil War Battlefront. Dartmouth History professor Robert Bonner considers what we can learn from the numerous firsthand accounts written by Union and Confederate soldiers.

First Congregational Church, Manchester, February 4

Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Douglass and Lincoln — one born a slave, the other born dirt poor — became respectively one of the nation’s greatest orators and one of its greatest presidents. Harvard professor John Stauffer examines their friendship, the similarities in their lives, and their legacies. Underwriter: Keelan Family Foundation

Vermont State House, Montpelier, February 11 at 7:30 pm (note special date/time)

An Evening with Sojourner Truth. In this living history portrayal, Kathryn Woods uses spiritual music and Truth’s own words to recreate the remarkable life of the famous abolitionist, feminist, and escaped slave. Farmers Night Series event. Underwriter: Cabot Creamery

Learn more about First Wednesdays lectures in Brattleboro, Essex Junction, Manchester, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Norwich, Rutland, and St. Johnsbury.


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