‘First Wednesdays’ at Goodrich
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 email@example.com, or visit www. vermonthumanities.org.