Norwich University

Location: Northfield
Tag(s): Education
Historical Category: Military History
Video Date: 11/11/2021

America's first private military college, Norwich University was founded in 1819 in Norwich, VT. It moved to Northfield in 1866 when a fire destroyed the original building. Today it hosts both private and civilian students who learn in a hands-on, practical setting carried over from the founding principles established by Captain Alden Partridge.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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