Annual Meeting to feature Premier of "Just One Man"
The 13th Annual Meeting of the Worcester Historical Society will take place on Friday, September 11, in the Town Hall. WHS President David Book will present for the first time a new living history monologue featuring a Worcester man, Milton Brown, eldest son of Amasa Brown.
The setting will be a classroom with Mr. Brown, through the magic of time travel, answering questions posed by Doty students as well as the general audience. Brown lived in Worcester from 1812 until 1850. He was no one’s hero and was not remembered by his community with a monument or street named in his honor. Yet, he did some rather remarkable things even for a man of his generation. This early 19th century public servant, like many men of his time, served his village and his state with little fanfare. He survived the year without a summer, served multiple terms in the state legislature, but most notable perhaps, was an outspoken abolitionist and likely participated in the safe passage of escaped slaves.
The presentation is underwritten by the Vermont Humanities Council and there is no admission charge.
Preceding the program at 6:30, WHS will conduct a brief business meeting to review the past year and to elect new board members. Refreshments will be offered from the Post Office Cafe.