Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Historical Society’s guest speaks about Vt. gunmakers

Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. — CHITTENDEN — On Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., at the North Chittenden Grange Hall, 3 Lower Middle Road in Chittenden, the Chittenden Historical Society will host guest speaker Carrie Brown to present “Arming the Union: Vermont Gunmakers and the Technology that Shaped America.”

During the Civil War, the Union army fielded more than two million men, most of them armed with newly-made, highly accurate rifles. How did the North produce all of those weapons in such a short time? What impact did the new rifles have on the conduct and outcome of the war? Then, after the war, how did the new manufacturing technology change American life and popular culture? In this illustrated lecture, historian and museum curator Carrie Brown explores the critical role that Windsor, Vermont, played in producing technology that won the war and changed American life.

A Vermont Humanities Council event, this program is free, disability accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public. For info, call 802-483-6471.

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