First Wednesdays

First Wednesday:Journey Towards Insight

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
May 4, 2011

First Wednesday : Two Vermonts: Then & Now

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
March 2, 2011

Professor and author Paul Searls examines the cultural and political perspectives that have long existed between Vermont’s “uphill” farmers married to tradition, and “downhill” villagers working for reform.

The Rumor That Almost Started the Revolution

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
December 1, 2010

Distinguished Northwestern University professor T. H. Breen examines the role ordinary New Englanders—including Vermonters—played in 1774 in pressuring the Continental Congress for more assertive and radical resistance to Great Britain. Sponsor: Passumpsic Savings Bank Member FDIC

In Search of Nirvana: Rock-N-Roll Religion

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
November 3, 2010

Poetry’s Spiritual Language

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
October 6, 2010

Using the poetry of Dickinson, Kenyon, Rumi, and Kabir—poets from diverse religious traditions—Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine examines poetry’s language of spirituality.


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