Two Talks on Vermont History Research from Marlboro College
WHERE: Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room
WHEN: Wednesday March 28, 2012, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
TICKETS: Free and open to the public. All are welcome!
TOPICS: Charles Phelps of Marlboro: A Man of His Time But Not of His Place & Wardsboro’s War: an exploration of Wardsboro’s involvement in the American Civil War
Alex is a senior at Marlboro planning to graduate in May and will speak on Charles Phelps of Marlboro: A Man of His Time But Not of His Place. 18th century Marlboro, Vermont resident, Charles Phelps, was a New Englander, Yorker, Patriot, land-speculator, lawyer, a holder of both New Hampshire and New York grants and “the greatest single troublemaker in Cumberland County.”
Charles Phelps’s desire to rise to greatness in early Vermont lead him to become one of the largest enemies of the newly formulated Republic of Vermont. This lecture will share how the actions and desires of one man almost brought down an entire Republic.
Willie grew up in Wardsboro, Vermont and has long been interested in both local history and the Civil War. Currently a senior at Marlboro College and planning to graduate in May, he is working on a plan of concentration looking at several aspects of the civil war, including the food supply for the southern armies, the impact of the war in Wordsboro Vermont, and the ways in which we celebrate, remember, and teach Civil War history to the public. William’s talk is Wardsboro’s War: an exploration of Wardsboro’s involvement in the American Civil War through history and memory. It will focus on museum presentations of the local history material from Wardsboro and discuss some of the ways that the public and professional historians work with or interpret history.