Howard Coffin to Speak at Williamstown Middle High School

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Noted Civil War historian Howard Coffin will speak on Wednesday, November 18th at 1:15pm in the Williamstown Middle High School Auditorium.  Coffin will talk about Vermont’s involvement in the Civil War, emphasizing the Battle of Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  Local Vermont contributions to the Civil War will also be discussed.

The author of four books on the Civil War Coffin said, “The Civil War is the most interesting story in American history, and is…the ideal subject for interesting students in history…”  Coffin hopes to reach thousands of Vermont students through his high school appearances.

Mr. Coffin’s talk is part of his high school lecture series funded by the Alma Gibbs Donchain Foundation and administered by the Preservation Trust of Vermont.  Williamstown Middle High School, Williamstown Historical Society, and Ainsworth Public Library are organizing Coffin’s appearance at WMHS.

The public is invited to join WMHS students for Coffin’s Civil War talk.  The talk will be an hour long, followed by a question and answer session.  For more information contact the Ainsworth Public Library at 433-5887, library@