Please join us as we welcome author and historian Glenn Fay Jr. to our Zoom stage as he reveals stories and images of Burlington's forgotten past from his new book, Hidden History of Burlington, Vermont.
Sitting on a hillside overlooking a spectacular lake and mountains, Burlington was destined to attract greatness, although much of its history has remained hidden.
It was the territory of the Alnobak, who lived in concert with nature for thousands of years, and later the swashbuckling Green Mountain Boy Ethan Allen and his kin. Self-made tycoon Lawrence Barnes helped make the city the third-largest lumber shipping port in the country. The resilient Fanny Penniman created the first herbarium, and her daughter inspired a nineteenth-century hospital. Bootlegger Cyrus Dean was convicted of murder and publicly executed in the hill section. Irish, French Canadian, Jewish and Italian neighborhoods all combined to give a unique character to the city.
Glenn Fay Jr. is a seventh-generation Vermonter and a descendant of Daniel Champion, a Green Mountain Boy who served in Warner’s Regiment during the Revolutionary War. Glenn grew up in and has lived in Burlington much of his life and graduated from the University of Vermont. He taught science and worked as an adjunct professor at UVM for many years. His first book, Vermont’s Ebenezer Allen: Patriot, Commando and Emancipator (The History Press, 2021), is the biography of a Green Mountain Boy and cousin of Ethan Allen, who was the first man to publicly emancipate an enslaved woman and her infant daughter. Glenn serves on the board of directors at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum.
How to register: Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting our author! You must register on this page to attend the event. The event will stream on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link after registering. If you don't receive a confirmation email after registering today, contact us right away so we can check for problems.
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