Arts, Dining & Entertainment
October 11, 2018

Fair Haven Free Library talks on Levi Allen

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.—FAIR HAVEN—The Fair Haven Historical Society and the Friends of the Library are hosting a Charter Day event on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the library. Vincent Feeney will visit with a talk on Levi Allen, Ethan Allen’s black sheep brother.

Levi Allen was an outsider within his own family. Though he supported his brother Ethan at the taking of Ticonderoga, the two fell out during the American Revolution: Levi was a Loyalist. When the war ended, Ethan and Ira Allen recruited Levi as independent Vermont’s liaison with the authorities in British North America. In the end, Levi lost the support of his family and friends, dying a pauper in Burlington. Levi’s life presents a vivid picture of the turmoil that a prominent American family experienced during the formative years of Vermont and the American Republic. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The library is located at 107 N. Main St., Fair Haven.

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