Moore Free Library and John Kenneth Galbraith 

John Kenneth Galbraith was an economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His four dozen books included several novels, but economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s, including and a trilogy on economics, “American Capitalism” (1952), “The Affluent Society” (1958), and “The New Industrial State” (1967) and published more than a thousand articles and essays on various subjects.  
His summer home was in Newfane, Vermont.

About the Research sites

The Brattleboro Words Project is working with the community to identify specific sites and themes significant to the study of words in Brattleboro and surrounding towns. Brattleboro Words Project leaders are helping to build Research Teams — classrooms/teachers, amateur historians, veterans, writers, artists and other community members — who will produce audio segments and other work to be incorporated into audio walking, biking and driving tours tours available on the BrattleboroWordsProject.org website.  

The Story of the Moore Free Library

John Kenneth Galbraith on Pragmatism and Privatization

"I react pragmatically. Where the market works, I'm for that. Where the government is necessary, I'm for that. I'm deeply suspicious of somebody who says, 'I'm in favor of privatization,' or, 'I'm deeply in favor of public ownership.' I'm in favor of whatever works in the particular case." — C-SPAN, November 13, 1994

On The Map

The Moore Free Library of Newfane is located at
23 West Street
Newfane, VT 05345

Howard C. Rice house

The Research Team

Joyce Marcel

Joyce Marcel