Architectural Historian Topic: Sen. Morrill & Gothic Revival

Communities / Aug. 10, 2017 11:34am EDT

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and the Strafford Historical Society will host a talk by architectural historian Glenn Andres at the Strafford Town House, on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.

A reception will follow at the Senator Justin S. Morrill State Historic Site. The reception will feature a ribbon-cutting for the new exhibit, “A Cultivated Mind in the Country: The Gothic Revival Vision of Justin Smith Morrill.” The exhibit explores the origins of the Gothic Revival style in this country and the influences that inspired Morrill’s design for his home in Strafford.

Glenn Andres is professor emeritus of the history of art and architecture at Middlebury College and a long-time member of the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Most recently, with Curtis B. Johnson, he co-authored “The Buildings of Vermont,” in the Buildings of the United States series sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians.

His talk, entitled “Justin Morrill and the Gothic Revival in Vermont,” is being offered in conjunction with the Strafford Historical Society’s Annual Meeting.

For more information on this event, the Morrill State Historic Site, or on any of the state-owned historic sites, call 802-828-3051 or visit

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