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**POSTPONED** Vermont and the Fenian Invasions

May 24
2:00 pm

Franklin Town Hall
Two soldiers standing by dead Fenian
Please note: this event has been postponed due to concerns around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are working with the event hosts to find a new date.

In the five years following the Civil War, Irishmen twice invaded Canada from Vermont. They were members of a secret society known as the Fenians. The general history of the Fenians is well known, but Vermont historian Vince Feeney has researched the little-known part played by Green Mountain residents in the invasions. In this presentation, Feeney describes the leaders of the local movement, discusses the attitude of Vermonters and of the Catholic church towards the rebels, and shows how their militant activities split the Vermont Irish community.


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Josh Worman
(802) 285-6505


Franklin Town Hall
5167 Main St
Franklin, VT 05457 United States
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