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Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

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October 23, 2022: 2:00 pm

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?

Exploring the story of the first Morgan horse is complicated and fascinating, and is tied up with the idea of Vermont identity, the relationship between humans and animals, the creation of American myth, and much more.


October 23, 2022
2:00 pm
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Pip Parker
(802) 436-2090


First Congregational Church of Hartland
14 Vermont Route 12
Hartland, 05048
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