First Wednesdays Montpelier

Last Updated 9/3/2014 1:07:10 PM

Kellogg-Hubbard Library

135 Main Street, Montpelier • Library phone: 802.223.3338



Montpelier Schedule (PDF) • 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month (unless noted)

October 1
1814: America Forged by Fire
American sovereignty was not assured until 1814, when England acknowledged it with the Treaty of Ghent. Historian Willard Sterne Randall relates the dramatic events that saved the nation and established
1814 as a seminal year in our history. Underwriter: Pomerleau Real Estate
November 5
Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein:
The Making of Modernism
How did these two great creative visionaries of Modernism come into their own? Dartmouth professor Barbara Will examines their early friendship and mutual artistic influences. Underwriter: Brock & Brock PLLC
December 3
Becoming American: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey
Poet Richard Blanco read at President Obama’s second inauguration, the first Latino, immigrant, and gay writer to have such an honor. Blanco examines cultural identity and the essence of place and belonging. Location: Unitarian Church. Underwriter: Bear Pond Books/ Rivendell Books
January 7
On Thin Ice: Climate Change in the Cryosphere
Pam Pearson, director of the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, considers changes in the globe’s regions of ice and snow—and whether we can and will act in time to halt these changes. Underwriter: Vermont Council on World Affairs
February 11 (note date, time, and venue)
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 abolitionist, feminist, and escaped slave. Location: Farmers Night Series, House Chamber, Vermont State House, 7:30 pm. Underwriter: Cabot Creamery. 
March 4
Dealing with Foreign Terrorism
Former CIA Chief of Counterterrorism Haviland Smith examines the history of foreign terrorism directed against US interests, our policy for dealing with it, and how we might do better. Underwriter: KSE Partners, LLP
April 8 (note date)
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater: American Masterpiece
H. Nicholas Muller III, retired executive director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, shares the story—and controversy—behind the house, widely considered an architectural masterpiece.
May 6
A Historian’s Reflections on War
A Vietnam veteran and author of seven military biographies and histories,Norwich University graduate Carlo D’Este reflects on his own experience, the experience of others who have seen war firsthand, and war’s impact on humanity. Underwriter: East Haven Windfarm
First Wednesdays is supported in part by the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries
Series Sponsor:
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Program Sponsors:
Bear Pond Books/Rivendell Books
Brock & Brock PLLC
Cabot Creamery
East Haven Windfarm
KSE Partners, LLP
Margot George Estate
Pomerleau Real Estate
Vermont Council on World Affairs

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