VT Humanities Talk – Levi Allen: Ethan Allen’s Black Sheep Brother
On Friday, August 16, at 4:30 p.m. the John G. McCullough Free Library, with support from the Friends of Robert Frost, will host ‘Levi Allen: Ethan Allen’s Black Sheep Brother,’ a Vermont Humanities Council Speakers’ Bureau talk presented by Vincent Feeney. This event will be held
at The Left Bank at 5 Bank Street, in North Bennington.
Levi Allen was an outsider within his own family. Though he supported his brother Ethan at the taking of Ticonderoga, the two fell out during the American Revolution; Levi was a loyalist. When the war ended, Ethan and Ira Allen recruited Levi as independent Vermont’s liaison with the authorities in British North America. In the end, Levi lost the support of his family and friends, dying a pauper in Burlington. His life presents a vivid picture of the turmoil that a prominent American family experienced during the formative years of Vermont and the American Republic. Refreshments will be served. The Bennington Bookshop will have a small table where materials related to this topic will be available for purchase. The talk is free, open to the public and accessible to those with disabilities. For more information, contact Jennie Rozycki at 802-447-7121 or at [email protected]