Jun
20
Thu
Ethan Allen’s Capture of Fort Ticonderoga and the Battle of Bennington @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ethan Allen’s Capture of Fort Ticonderoga and the Battle of Bennington @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes historian Richard Smith to tell the thrilling story about Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys leaving Bennington and traveling north through Manchester to Fort Ticonderoga. The fort was then captured on May 10, 1775 for “America’s First Victory.” Two years later in 1777, British General Burgoyne came south from Canada, recaptured Fort Ticonderoga causing the Americans to evacuate and come through Manchester. On his way to Saratoga, Burgoyne ran out of supplies and sent a contingent to capture the stores at Bennington. The resulting Battles of Bennington and Saratoga resulted in the turning point of the Revolution because the French entered on the American side. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Jun
25
Tue
The Treaty of Versailles @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Treaty of Versailles @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Derek Boothby, Former Director of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, to talk about The Treaty of Versailles, which is marking 100 years since its signing. This Treaty which concluded the First World War laid the blame for the war squarely on Germany and its allies, imposed very heavy reparations on Germany and established the League of Nations. In retrospect, it is seen by some as a vindictive failure which contributed to the causes of the Second World War twenty years later. The United States Senate refused to ratify the Treaty largely because joining the League of Nations required giving up in part some sovereignty and placed internationalism above nationalism. This is just as pertinent today as it was 100 years ago. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit our website www.greenmtnacademy.org.

This lecture is sponsored by The Keelan Family Foundation.

Jul
16
Tue
Once the Guns Fell Silent: Germany between Versailles and Hitler @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Once the Guns Fell Silent: Germany between Versailles and Hitler @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Dr. Mark Szuchman to talk about life in Germany between the cessation of fighting in November 1918 and the ascent of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor in February 1933. The post-war years in Germany signaled a seemingly continuous struggle to make sense of politics, the economy, indeed of normal life. This lecture will concentrate on key years of post-war Germany (1918-1933), serving to provide a broader context and a better understanding of what ensued thereafter. Ironically, some of the conditions experienced in Germany may be seen reflected in other regions of the world and at different times, including our own. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.