First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

First Wednesdays

This eclectic lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. Topics are varied, timely, timeless, thought-provoking, and fun.

All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public, and are held at libraries and other venues in each host community.

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Statewide underwriters:

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Watch Recorded First Wednesdays Talks

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Hackett Fischer looks at what actually happened the night of April 18, 1775, and examines the character and actions of Paul Revere, a far more complex man than the myth suggests.

This video was recorded at the Norwich Congregational Church in Norwich, VT on April 5, 2017.

See more recorded 2016-2017 First Wednesdays talks.