Gilded Age: Then and Now

In partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council, we have again created a book discussion series that will travel the state after premiering here.  It starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the spectacular age.  Portrayals of inventors, artists and lawyers include Henry James, Clarence Darrow, George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, and D.W. Griffiths. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that  time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own.  The popular series, led by scholar Suzanne Brown, has one more book discussion session on Sept. 17 at 5:30 pm.    Copies of The Maze of Windermere are available for borrowing for that evening’s discussion.  In addition, enjoy the related display on the main floor and consider more reading.