Winooski Bridge Walking Tour
Sep
30
10:30 AM10:30

Winooski Bridge Walking Tour

The Winooski Bridge: demolition, construction, replacement. Are we talking about the past, present, or future? This tour will reveal the history of the Winooski Bridge, the various forms it has taken over time, and its important role in the community. The tour will begin in the Mill Museum with a short talk by Brennan Gauthier, VTrans archaeologist. Then, participants will walk over the bridge while Brennan points out historically notable features. The future of the Winooski bridge? Fear not, we will share some information on that as well!

Free! Tour meets at 10:30am, in the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum
Champlain Mill, 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, VT

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Union Train
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Union Train

A Celebration of American Labor History in Song
by Rik Palieri

O'Brien Community Center
32 Malletts Bay Ave, Winooski, VT

Winooski will kick off its VT Reads 2018 programming with a free concert for all ages by Vermont based folk entertainer, Rik Palieri. Rik will weave together a collection of historic labor songs, storytelling, and sing-along that will reveal the history of labor unions and the power of song to unify. A free community dinner will be available pre-concert at 6pm.  Concert begins at 6:30pm. Limited Seating.

This program is sponsored by the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum in support of a grant for a community wide reading of Bread and Roses Too, by Katherine Paterson. The historical fiction novel tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in textile mills in Lawrence, Ma. through the eyes of two children.

Participating organizations : Winooski Memorial library, Winooski Middle School, St. Francis Xavier School, the Winooski Peace Initiative.
photo credit: Matt Thorsen

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