Burr and Burton: From Burr Seminary to Burr and Burton Academy
In collaboration with the Manchester Historical Society:
Join us for a look back at the history of this storied Manchester institution, from the early days of the lone limestone building in the middle of a pasture to its current position as a world-class educational academy. The talk will include an introduction to some of the people who devoted themselves to generations of students: where they came from, why they stayed, and the legacy they left our community.
Space is limited for the in-person talk and pre-registration is required.
Shawn Harrington serves as Curator of the Manchester Historical Society and is a lifelong resident of Bennington County. His interest in history began at an early age when -as a second grader – he discovered The Shires of Bennington: A Pictorial History of a Vermont County (edited by Tyler Resch, Bennington Historical Society, 1975) in the library at the Shaftsbury Elementary School. Over the past 8 years, he has been digitizing the thousands of pieces in the MHS collection to use for outreach and education at local schools, as well as in print and social media. He has worked for the past two decades in the financial services industry with a tenure as a member of the New York Stock Exchange and resides in Manchester Center with his two sons.