Video Lecture Series

In April 1911, 32 Italian stoneworkers came to Bennington, Vt., to start construction for the summer home of wealthy industrialist, Edward Everett, on the east side of Mount Anthony. Working around the clock, hand-cutting and moving local granite into place, the workers completed the exterior of the 27-room, Norman castle-style mansion in just eight months–something that, even with the modern equipment of today, seems nearly impossible. The Everett Mansion, still a breathtaking architectural gem listed on the National Register of Historic Places, now houses the administrative offices and classrooms at Southern Vermont College.

In celebration of Everett Mansion’s 100th Anniversary, SVC hosted a lecture on the architecture and history of the Mansion on February 7 in the Everett Theatre on campus. The lecture featured three noted historians: Glenn M. Andres, Professor, History of Art and Architecture at Middlebury College; Tyler Resch, Historian at the Bennington Museum; and Susanne Warren, Architectural Historian and Library Director at John G. McCullough Free Library in North Bennington. The lecture was part of the College’s themed series, “Inspiring History: Shaping the Future.” This lecture is free and open to the public. A reception followed in the Burgdorff Gallery at which guests spoke directly with the speakers.