The clock turned back Monday as an old lawmaker visited the University of Vermont.
It was 150 years ago that Vermont Representative and Senator Justin Morrill delivered his most memorable speech to pass the Land Grant Colleges Act. The school honored Morrill Monday with an actor reciting that speech, which provided federal funding to establish many of the United States' public colleges and universities including UVM.
"The Morrill Act set out to connect public higher education to benefits of a young state and to lead agriculture experimental stations. It's a tremendous change and words that are still relevant today," said John Bramley, the interim president at UVM.
The reenactment also kicked off UVM's free weekly historic tours for the summer which happen every Saturday at 10 a.m.
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