First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Norwich First Wednesdays

Host: Norwich Public Library and Norwich Historical Society

Library phone: (802) 649-1184
Library website

Venue: Norwich Congregational Church

15 Church Street, Norwich
Venue website
Directions to the venue

Printed Norwich First Wednesdays brochure

Download the 2016-2017 Norwich Schedule (PDF)

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

Wed 01

Celebrating E. B. White

March 1
7:00 pm
From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E.B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Read More »
Wed 05

Paul Revere’s Ride: A New Look at an Old Story

April 5
7:00 pm
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. Read More »
Wed 03

The History of the Republican Party

May 3
7:00 pm
Boston College professor Heather Cox Richardson considers how, through its 150+ year history, the GOP has alternately focused on property rights and on equal opportunity, and what that might mean for its future. Read More »