The issues which confronted America during its earliest years and how they continue to resonate in our lives today will be the subjects of “Revisiting the Founding Era,” a Town Hall meeting open to the public on Wednesday evening, October 16, at Warner Library.
Four significant periods during the nation’s formation will be examined by four local scholars of American history. Questions and comments from the audience will also be sought. The free event, to begin at 7 p.m., is a co-presentation of Warner Library and The Hudson Independent.
Declaring Independence, Realizing Independence, Creating the Constitution, and Governing the New Nation are the four highlighted periods to be discussed by the panelists.
Warner Library, under the guidance of its Director, Maureen Petry, was one of 100 public libraries across the nation to have been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, to pursue activities publicizing “The Founding Era’s” concepts and how they influence the nation today. The Institute had received a $400,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, (NEH), to “spark public conversations about the Founding Era’s enduring ideas and themes.”