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Paul Revere’s Ride: A New Look at an Old Story

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Norwich ~ Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Hackett Fischer will reexamine the actions and the myth of Paul Revere in a talk at Norwich Congregational Church. His talk, “Paul Revere’s Ride: A New Look at an Old Story,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
Hackett Fischer’s talk will look at what actually happened the night of April 18, 1775, and examine the character and actions of Paul Revere, a far more complex man than the myth suggests.

David Hackett Fischer is University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University. The recipient of many prizes and awards for his teaching and writing, he is the author of numerous books, including Washington’s Crossing, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history.

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 Norwich are held at Norwich Congregational Church (unless otherwise noted) and are hosted by Norwich Public Library and Norwich Historical Society. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Norwich First Wednesdays talks.
The National Life Group Foundation and the Vermont Department of Libraries are the statewide underwriters of First Wednesdays.
“Paul Revere’s Ride” is presented with the Dartmouth College History Department.
Norwich Public Library is underwritten by Friends of the Norwich Public Library; The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation; Ledyard National Bank; Mascoma Savings Bank; and Norwich Historical Society.