Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. — PROCTOR — The Proctor Free Library will host “Church Bells to Train Whistles: Rutland & the Ripleys, 1837-1958,” an illustrated talk by Julia Purdy. The program is free. Light refreshments will be provided and discussion will follow, time permitting.
Purdy’s talk is a story of Center Rutland’s rise from a small mill village to a renowned industrial hub, told through one family, the Ripleys, whose story parallels the sweeping narrative of their era in U.S. history, preceding and following the Civil War.
Catch a glimpse into their family life as well as their presence on the national stage. Stories give us a sense of historical continuity and of our own place in history… and the story of the Ripleys of Center Rutland is no different. Illustrated with historic photographs and maps.
The library is located at 4 Main St. in Proctor, at the Marble Bridge. All are welcome.