Newport Author Shares History of Orleans County Trains Take Your Child to the Library Day
ScottPart of First Wednesdays at Newport’s Goodrich Memorial Library: A Free Lecture
Presented by Vermont Humanities Council
Wheeler, publisher of Vermont’s Northland Journal, will discuss how rail and roads changed life around Newport in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on March 4 at 7:00 pm. His talk, “Trains Come to Orleans County,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
The arrival of trains in Orleans County in the mid-nineteenth century brought great change to the region. Wheeler will discuss how rail—and then, in the early twentieth century, automobiles—affected life in the region, particularly in communities such as Newport.
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 through the words of the people who lived it. He is the author of three Vermont history books, as well as the host of the Northeast Kingdom Voice on NEK-TV in Newport and Vermont Voice on WIKE radio in Derby. Both shows focus on people, stories, and events relating to the Northeast Kingdom. ABOUT FIRST WEDNESDAYS
The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, 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.
Upcoming Newport talks include “The Human Face of War: Combat, Healing, and the Humanities” with Soldier’s Heart Clinic director Dr. Edward Tick on April 1; “Life in the Studio” with award-winning author and illustrator David Macaulay on May 6; and “An Evening with E.B. White” with Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine on June 3 (rescheduled from February 4).
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 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.
TheHaskell Free Library in Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec invites families to stop by on Tuesday March 3rd to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day. TYCLD is an annual library awareness event that began in Connecticut in 2011 and quickly spread nation-wide. TYCLD showcases what libraries are doing for children and raises public awareness of the importance of library services to children. This is one of the few days in the school year that local schools on both sides of the border are not in session and we hope many families will attend. There will be activities and giveaways of all sorts throughout the day and a special all-ages story time at 10:30 a.m.
All library programs are free of charge. For more information stop by the library at 93 Caswell Ave., Derby Line or 1 Church, Stanstead. You may also contact Librarian Nancy Rumery at (802) 873-3022 or (819) 876-2471 ext 201. Follow us on Facebook or visit our web site www.haskellopera.com for more information.