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Norwich, Vermont

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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Vermont Events in December

Christmas Revels 12/18/14 - 12/21/14
Christmas Revels 2014 Haddon Hall – A Celebration of the Winter Solstice CR14-graphic-webThe Christmas Revels, a beloved Upper Valley tradition for the whole family, is presented by Revels North at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Celebrate the holiday season through a festive mashup of music and traditions that spans seven centuries as we transform the Hop into Haddon Hall, an historic English manor house with a wealth of interest and intrigue. Experience drama and processionals, participate in festive dance and glorious carols, and take delight in music from the middle ages to the early twentieth century. Classic Revels traditions will include The Lord of the Dance, The Boar’s Head, Abbots Bromley and Dona Nobis Pacem. Join our children’s, teen and adult choruses, musicians, actors and dancers for a holiday extravaganza worthy of our 40th Anniversary!

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