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First Wednesdays lecture digs into the buildings of Rutland

Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. — RUTLAND — Architectural historian Curtis B. Johnson will illustrate the richness of Rutland’s architecture in a talk at the Rutland Free Library on May 6 at 7 p.m. His talk, “The Buildings of Rutland,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

In addition to the talk, Johnson will lead a walking tour of “the Hill” neighborhood on Saturday, May 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the library’s main entrance.

Johnson is co-author of “Buildings of Vermont,” the editor of “The Historic Architecture of Rutland County” and “The Historic Architecture of Addison County,” and co-author of “Taking Care of Your Barn.” He is also a professional photographer, and his architectural work was featured in the 2014 Middlebury College Museum of Art exhibit “Observing Vermont Architecture.”

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Rutland are held at the Rutland Free Library unless otherwise noted. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. 

Rutland Free Library is located at 10 Court Street, Rutland. For more info, contact 802-773-1860.

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