GMALL Presents: The Story of the Pullman Company
Mar 2 2023 - Mar 2 2023 • Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm Education & History
“Travel and Sleep in Safety and Comfort”: The Story of the Pullman Company
Thursday, March 2 from 5:30 – 7:00pm at The Manchester Community Library
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is excited to partner with the Manchester Historical Society to present this talk about the history of The Pullman Company. In 1867 George Pullman hit on an idea that would revolutionize train travel across the world. Railroads were the economic engine of the country by the second half of the 19th century, but accommodations were not particularly comfortable for passengers. Pullman founded his company to produce and operate luxuriously appointed railroad cars and it grew into a worldwide sensation. At its peak, the Pullman Company ran the largest hotel in the world, with every guest waking up in a different city than where they went to sleep. Join railroad historian Bill Badger for a fascinating look at the history of this great American company and learn some surprising connections. Registration is $22 per person. This talk will also be available online via live stream. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.