First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Printed Brattleboro First Wednesdays brochure

Download the 2018-2019 Brattleboro Schedule (PDF).

All First Wednesdays events are free and open to the public!

Wed 03

Two Lives

April 3
7:00 pm
Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, discusses the intersection of fame and privacy as the spokesperson for one of the most famous families of the 20th century. Read More »
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Tue 30

Lincoln Memorial Sculptor Daniel Chester French: The Making of an Icon

April 30
7:00 pm
Biographer Harold Holzer tells the story of how Daniel Chester French became one of the great sculptors of the 19th century—sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, “The Minute Man” of Concord, Massachusetts, and the “Spirit of Life,” which was created for Brattleboro’s park, stolen, and recovered.  Read More »
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Wed 05

*RESCHEDULED* The New World We Face: America Alone?

June 5
7:00 pm
The current administration’s inclination to go it alone risks isolating the US from both allies and adversaries, thus making America less relevant and China more influential. Veteran diplomat George Jaeger considers a world in which America chooses unilateral action but not leadership in the international community. Read More »
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