2020 Public Programs
Alexander Twilight Birthday Celebration Week
Sunday, September 20-Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Alexander Lucius Twilight was enigmatic and magnetic. He was driven and visionary. He was also an impressive force as an educator through the mid 1800’s in historic Brownington Village who essentially built Athenian Hall (the four-story granite building that would house both girls and boys from 1836-1858). He employed what is modernly described as place-based, experiential educational techniques.
You may also know that Mr. Twilight was the first African American to serve in a state legislature and to graduate from a United States college (Middlebury). Mr. Twilight’s father, a freed Black man, fought in the Revolutionary War.
Schedule of Events
September 20: Resolution Reading and Historic Marker Dedication (View Online or on Local Television)
September 21: New Trail and Museum Events (In-Person with Masks and Social Distancing)
September 22: Community Voice (View Online or on Local Television)
September 23: Alexander Twilight Day (View Online or on Local Television)