December 11, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Soviet dissident and Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Author of such books as “Gulag Archipelago, “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,” and “Cancer Ward,” Solzhenitsyn used his experiences and writing to draw the world’s attention to conditions in the Soviet Union, which ultimately led to the break of the USSR.
Solzhenitsyn spent 18 of his 20 years in exile from Russia living and writing in Cavendish, Vermont. It was here that he wrote “The Red Wheel.”
On December 2 (Sunday) at 4 pm, the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) will be hosting a celebration of Solzhenitsyn’s 100th birthday, which will include the showing of the video of Solzhenitsyn’s farewell address to Cavendish in 1994. Following the screening there will be a discussion and potluck supper. CHS will be providing the ice cream and cake.
This event will take place at the Cavendish Baptist Church, 2258 Main St. The snow date is December 9 (Sunday), same time and place.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Margo Caulfield 802-226-7807 or firstname.lastname@example.org