The Village @ WRJ Presents: "Talk about Town" 3-Part Series with David Briggs
Talk About Town” 3-Part series with David Briggs David Briggs was born into and raised in White River Junction. He worked on a dairy farm and in the family business of Briggs Ltd a men’s clothing and sporting goods shop. Upon graduation from Hartford High School he attended Norwich University. He obtained his degree in Civil Engineering from Norwich and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers. He became a registered Professional Civil Engineer which led him from Quechee Lakers to private practice in Vermont and then in St. Paul Minnesota.
Following his family purchase of the Gates Block in WRJ he eventually took over the adjacent Hotel Coolidge Block where he has been the General Manager and Innkeeper for 36 years. In this role he advocated for the creative economy ethos and founded River City Arts which with the Briggs Family developed the Briggs Opera House as the precursor to Northern Stage. He raised three sons in the Upper valley.
Most recently he developed the Newberry Market and has served as the interim operator of the Briggs Opera House in confirming its role as a community arts center. He is a White River Rotarian and his presently forming Briggs Opera House, Inc. a Vermont non-profit. He lives in the Historic Terraces District of WRJ with his wife Peggy who works as the Assistant Innkeeper of the Hotel Coolidge and operates the Zollikofer Gallery.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021, 11:00 AM Cycles of Community…what has happened here in White river Junction since 1842
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021 11:00 AM The Village and its interactive impact on our Community
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2021 11:00 AM Where are we now?
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