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Richmond Free Library

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Richmond, 05477 United States

November 2019

Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

November 17
2:00 pm
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All Morgan horses today trace their lineage back to a single horse: a mystery stallion named Figure, owned by singing teacher Justin Morgan in the late 18th century. But who was Figure, really? What stories have people told about him in the two centuries since he lived and worked in Vermont? Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society explores the story of the first Morgan horse. Read More »


December 2019

A High Price to Pay, A Heavy Burden to Bear: One Family’s Civil War Story

December 5
1:30 pm
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Abel Morrill, Sr., was an early settler of Cabot, Vermont. He was a respected farmer and maple sugar producer for much of the 19th century. His story reflects the hardship and heartbreak suffered by those who lived at the time of America’s greatest conflict, the Civil War. David Book’s portrayal of Abel Morrill profiles life before the war and life as it was affected by the war. Read More »

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