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Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

April 26
4:00 pm

Pond Village Church
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All Morgan horses today trace their lineage back to a single horse: a mystery stallion named Figure, owned by singing teacher Justin Morgan in the late 18th century. But who was Figure, really? What stories have people told about him in the two centuries since he lived and worked in Vermont? Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society explores the story of the first Morgan horseā€”a complicated and fascinating story tied up with the idea of Vermont identity, the relationship between humans and animals, the creation of American myth, and much more.

A potluck dinner will follow the presentation.


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Brookfield Historical Society
(802) 276-3927


Pond Village Church
49 Ridge Rd
Brookfield, VT 05036 United States
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