#6 Founder’s Day

Bicentennial Admin 200 Things about Norwich, Leaders & Legacy

On 6 August, 1819, the first bricks were laid in Norwich, Vt., for the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. News of the groundbreaking was reported in a number of local newspapers, including this excerpt from the Essex Patriot of Concord, N.H. On Friday, the 6th instant, the first bricks were laid; under which, at the two front corners, were …