First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Rutland First Wednesdays

Venue: Rutland Free Library

10 Court Street Library, Rutland
Library phone: (802) 773-1860
Library website
Directions to the library

Printed Rutland First Wednesdays brochure

Download the 2017-2018 Rutland Schedule (PDF)

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

Wed 02

“A Republic, If You Can Keep It…”

May 2
7:00 pm
After the Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin was asked what kind of government we had. His famous reply speaks to the fragility of our constitutional form of government. Middlebury Professor Emeritus of Political Science Eric Davis explores how the brilliant foundational concepts established in 1787 remain just as essential—and fragile—today. Read More »
Wed 06

The First Amendment in Action

June 6
7:00 pm
Federal District Judge William K. Sessions III describes the application of the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, and assembly with a close examination of landmark cases. Read More »