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First Congregational Church of Manchester

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Manchester, VT 05254 United States

March 2021

*DIGITAL* Roman Women

March 3
7:00 pm
Statue of Roman woman

Some might expect that the lives of women in the Roman world revolved entirely around the family and domesticity. But Roman women owned property, ran businesses, and represented themselves in court. Middlebury classics professor Jane Chaplin discusses the place of women in the Roman world, the sources about them, and the values attached to them. (Registration required.) Read More »


April 2021

*DIGITAL* US Immigration Policy in Historical Perspective

April 7
7:00 pm

It may seem that the current anxieties about immigration in the US have never been more intense, but history suggests otherwise. Dartmouth professor Richard Wright examines the present-day contradictions of US immigration policy and places them in historical perspective. Read More »


May 2021

*DIGITAL* Domestic Soldiers: British Housewives and the Second World War

Painting of British housewives with "Up and at 'Em" banner

How did British housewives experience the Second World War and contribute to the war effort? Saint Michael’s history professor Jen Purcell tells the stories of seven housewives from across Britain. They grappled with the challenges of wartime, navigated shifting relationships at home and in the community, and struggled to be recognized for their efforts. Read More »

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