Examining America’s Identity and Leadership in a Changing World

WWAC partnership with America250

America250 is a nonpartisan initiative working to engage every American in commemorating the 250th anniversary of our country. This multi-year effort, from now through July 4, 2026, is an opportunity to pause and reflect on our nation’s past, honor the contributions of all Americans, and look ahead toward the future we want to create for the next generation and beyond.

WWAC partners with America250 Vermont in creating dialogue, reflection and understanding of our past and future as US citizens and residents through our lecture series and town hall gatherings.  Building on the theme, Examining America’s Identity and Leadership in a Changing World, we work with Brooks Memorial Library and local historian Dr. Meg Mott, with support from the Vermont Humanities Council to:


  • provide opportunities to pause and learn from our nation’s past
  • examine the long-term impacts of domestic and international policy choices
  • build understanding across divides leading up to 2026

Town Hall Meetings

Town Hall Meetings use the language found in the 1776 Declaration of Independence to elicit arguments from a diverse public on how those ideals can guide us toward strengthening democracy and our nation.

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  • Lecture Series

    Informative, thought provoking lectures compliment Town Hall discussions by providing depth and understanding of different topics. The following are past and current lectures in the America250 partnership:

    In September 2023,  kicked of the America 250 Speaker Series with our Annual Galbraith Lecture.

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