‘First Wed­nes­days’ at Goodrich

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - New­port, VT

Scott Wheeler, ed­i­tor and pub­lisher of Ver­mont’s North­land Jour­nal, will look at the fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory of the city of New­port in a talk at New­port’s Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary on Fe­bru­ary 6. His talk, “New­port: The Evo­lu­tion of a Lake­side Com­mu­nity,” is part of the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil’s First Wed­nes­days lec­ture se­ries and takes place at 7:00 p.m.

Wheeler will lead a jour­ney through his­tory from when the re­gion was home to the Abe­naki to mod­ern times, and look at cur­rent ef­forts to re­vi­tal­ize this lake­side com­mu­nity on the shores of Lake Mem­phrem­a­gog.

Wheeler is the ed­i­tor and pub­lisher of Ver­mont’s North­land Jour­nal, a monthly print mag­a­zine with a mis­sion of shar­ing and pre­serv­ing the his­tory of Ver­mont’s North­east King­dom (Or­leans, Es­sex, and Cale­do­nia Coun­ties) through the mem­o­ries of the peo­ple who lived it.

The Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil’s First Wed­nes­days se­ries is held on the first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month from Oc­to­ber through May, fea­tur­ing speak­ers of na­tional and re­gional renown. Talks in New­port are held at Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary. All First Wed­nes­days talks are free and open to the pub­lic.

The Ver­mont De­part­ment of Li­braries is the statewide un­der­writer of First Wed­nes­days. Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary is spon­sored by Com­mu­nity Na­tional Bank, Bill and Nancy Cook, and New­port City Re­nais­sance Cor­po­ra­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary at 802.334.7902, or con­tact the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil at 802.262.2626 or info@ver­mon­thu­man­i­ties.org, or visit www. ver­mon­thu­man­i­ties.org.

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