Norwich is a town in Windsor County, of the "Eastern Vermont Gateway" region, located on the western bank of the Connecticuit River, across from Hanover, New Hampshire. The town was names for Norwich, Connecticut, where most of the grantees were from.
Norwich was the original location for Norwich University until it moved to Northfield in 1866 after a fire devastated the campus. The Montshire Museum of Science and King Arthur Flour are also located here.
Some notable people of the area include: Paul Brigham, the 2nd Governor of Vermont; Heinrich Brüning, German Chancellor of the Weimar Republic; Daniel Azro Ashley Buck, a US Representative from Vermont; George A. Converse, a Spanish-American War era navy admiral; Pamela Kyle Crossley, a historian; Jim Holland, an Olympic ski jumper (1992 & 1994); Joe Holland, an Olympic Nordic combined skier (1988 & 1992); Mike Holland, an Olympic ski jumper (1984 & 1988); Hannah Kearney, an Olympic gold medalist mogul skier (2010); Bob Keeshan, television's "Captain Kangaroo;" Laurence G. Leavitt, headmaster of Vermont Academy in Saxtons River; Tony Lupien, a first baseman for the Red Sox, Phillies & White Sox; David Macaulay, an author & illustrator; Freya von Moltke, an author & lecturer on German resistance to Nazism; George Sylvester Morris, an educator & philosophical writer; Alden Partridge, founder of Norwich University; Kevin Pearce, a professional snowboarder; Simon Pearce, a glassblower, designer, & restaurateur; Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, a historian & social philosopher; Paul Sample, an artist; Walter H. Stockmayer, a chemist & Dartmouth College professor; and Andrew Wheating, an Olympic 800-meter runner (2008).
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"Hebert’s American saga, with its colorful characters and intriguing word play, is an enduring accomplishment."—Publishers Weekly Suppose all a man has left is his imagination. Then what? Part Falstaff, part King Lear, but all American, Howard Elman was a fifty-something workingman when he burst onto the literary scene in 'The Dogs of March', the first novel of the Darby Chronicles. Now in this, its seventh and final installment, the Darby constable is an eighty-something widower who wants to do “a great thing” before he motors off into the sunset. Howard Elman’s Farewell begins as a coming of (old) age story, morphs into a murder mystery, expands into a family saga, and in the end might just follow Howard Elman into the spirit world. This is a novel for people who like New England fiction with humor, pathos, and just a touch of magical realism. Please join us for this special event!
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