The Salisbury Forum Welcome to the Salisbury Forum website. We hope you will explore its various parts to learn about our programs and to get a sense of the breadth and scope of Forum events.

Our mission is to present to the community opportunities to experience presentations by expert speakers on matters of interest to us locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Topics have included global warming and its effects on New England, immigration from a national and local perspective, the meaning of Islam, the Constitution and the Presidency, civic responsibility in public discourse as reflected in documentary films created by HVRHS students, international relations, Orville Schell speaking about U.S. / China relations, and a February 2011 screening of the award-winning film, “End of the Line”, as a collaboration with the FilmWorks Forum at the Moviehouse in Millerton and with commentary by actor Sam Waterston, board member of Oceana.

We invite you to explore our website, send us your comments, support the Salisbury Forum with your contribution, and join us at our programs when you can. All forum events are open to the public without charge. We’d love to welcome you.

On behalf of the Forum Board, I hope you enjoy exploring our website. We look forward to meeting you at a future Forum.

Walter DeMelle, Jr.


Paul Goldberger

Why Architecture Matters 7:30PM, Friday December 11, 2015 The Hotchkiss School – Walker Auditorium

Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry  is the latest book by Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger.   “Architecture begins to matter,” writes Paul Goldberger, “when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and awe along with a roof over our heads.” The purpose of his book Why Architecture Matters is to “come to … Read More >

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