First Wednesday Talk

Considering All Things…
Wednesday, November 1, 7 p.m.
Location: Middlebury College, Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

NPR’s Robert Siegel reflects on his thirty years as co-host of the daily news program All Things Considered and the journalistic changes he has seen along the way. READ MORE

Vermont Covered Bridges

Covered Bridge Preservation
Saturday, October 21st, 10 a.m.

Robert McCullough, UVM professor in the graduate program in historic preservation, will discuss covered bridge preservation and the recent rehabilitation of the Scott Covered Bridge in Townshend, Vermont.

This talk is sponsored by the Vermont Covered Bridge Society. READ MORE

Author Talk: Jack Mayer

How Did Germany’s Weimar Democracy Become the Third Reich?
Thursday, November 9 at 10:30 am 

Defeated, humiliated, and in chaos, Germany after World War I was imperiled by leftist revolution and right-wing violence. Local author Jack Mayer recounts the origins of the Third Reich through the story of Ernst Werner Techow, a member of the para-military Free Corps and the murderous Organization C, who was recruited into a clandestine assassination network trying to bring down the fledgling Weimar democracy. Techow participated in the 1922 murder of Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, the highest-ranking Jew in the Weimar Republic. But an offer of forgiveness while on trial for his life set him on a complex journey of redemption. To learn more about Jack’s new book, visit his website: www.jackmayer.net . Sponsored by the Addison County Retired Educators Association. READ MORE