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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2007
CONTACT: Sylvia Plumb, Director of Communications, (802) 262-2626
Historian Recounts Presidential Visits to Vermont
at Montpelier's Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Montpelier ~ Historian Willard Sterne Randall will explore the history of presidential visits to Vermont in a talk at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier on May 2. His talk, "Presidents Come to Vermont," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and takes place at 7:00 p.m.
Since Vermont Statehood, American presidents have traveled to the Green Mountain State - at birth, for vacations, seeking votes. Randall will discuss several presidents, including Thomas Jefferson, Calvin Coolidge, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton, and consider whether they found what they expected in Vermont.
Randall is the author of twelve books, including five biographies. His titles include Benjamin Franklin and His Son; Benedict Arnold, Patriot and Traitor; Thomas Jefferson, A Life; George Washington, A Life; and his latest, Alexander Hamilton, A Life.
The Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays Montpelier series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May. The diverse lecture series, featuring speakers of national and regional renown, is also presented in Brattleboro at Brooks Memorial Library; in Burlington at Fletcher Free Library; in Middlebury at Ilsley Public Library; at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum; and at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport and Stanstead College in Stanstead, Quebec (in alternating months). The program is free, accessible to people with disabilities and open to the public.
Vermont Department of Libraries and The Law Firm of Wilson & White, P.C. are statewide underwriters of First Wednesdays. One lecture is also sponsored by National Italian American Foundation.
For more information, contact Kellogg-Hubbard Library at 802.223.3338 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or [log in to unmask], or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.
The Vermont Humanities Council is a private nonprofit working to bring the power and the pleasure of the humanities to all Vermonters-of every background and in every community. The Council envisions a state in which every individual learns throughout life-a state in which all its citizens read, reflect, and participate in public affairs.
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