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The Enduring Mystery of the Paula Welden Case

A Bennington Historical Society Presentation
in partnership with the Bennington Free Library

The Bennington Free Library and the Bennington Museum Historical Society present “The Enduring Mystery of the Paula Welden Case,” a panel discussion with Q&A on Sunday, September 18th at 2 p.m. in the Ada Paresky Education Center at Bennington Museum.

In December 1946, Bennington College student Paula Jean Welden disappeared; the case remains unsolved, but local and national interest abounds. Paula Welden’s disappearance is a regular query at the Bennington Free Library and at the Bennington Museum Regional History Room, and last year it was included in Parade’s “50 Strangest Unsolved Mysteries of All Time.”

The panel will include Michael C. Dooling, author of Clueless in New England: The Unsolved Disappearances of Paula Welden, Connie Smith and Katherine Hull; Lori Lamothe, true crime author currently researching Paula Welden’s disappearance; and Erin Kate Ryan, author of Quantum Girl Theory, a novel based on Paula Welden’s disappearance. The panel presents the work of authors with different backgrounds intrigued by the same subject and allows the local community to explore and reconsider its history.

Supported in part by Vermont Humanities. For more information visit benningtonfreelibrary.org, call the library: 802-442-9051 or email: reference@bfli.org.

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