Grant Awards 2008

Last Updated 4/28/2011 8:56:09 PM

Humanities Grants Awards 2008

VHC Awarded $48,974 to Sixteen Organizations

The Grants program, the oldest of the Council’s many programs, provides funds for
diverse and dynamic humanities activities throughout the state.

African Literature Association

$2,400 to support Bringing the African Diaspora into the Classroom, for materials and related expenses for Vermont teachers attending the association’s conference at the University of Vermont.

Building a Better Brattleboro

$3,000 to support, for the fifth year, the Brattleboro Literary Festival.

Burlington Book Festival

$2,500 to support the fourth annual Burlington Book Festival, which features prominent literary figures.

Focus on Film, Montpelier

$1,625 for screenings, discussions, and presentations at the 2009 Green Mountain Film Festival.

Greensboro Wonder and Wisdom

$1,950 for an oral history project with Wonder and Wisdom Kids (ages 6–12) and Senior Trotters (ages 65–95) to document the community’s cultural memory.

Johnson State College

$2,500 for Life in Chittenden County, a video history project that is part of the Vermont History and Government class at Johnson State College.

Main Street Museum, White River Junction

$2,000 for Tramps, Hobos, and Transients at the Edge, an exhibition and events on hobos in American history, literature, song, and popular culture. Symposium

The Northern Forest Center, Concord, New Hampshire

$5,000 to bring to Vermont, Ways of the Woods: People and the Land in the Northern Forest, a mobile museum that explores the human experience in the Northern Forest.

Park-McCullough House,
North Bennington

$4,600 for Voices of Victorian Vermont, lectures, discussions, workshops, a presentation and musical demonstration, and a film series that explore the immigrant experience in America.

Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Shaftsbury

$1,300 to create educational exhibits at the museum.

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh

$3,100 for curriculum materials to accompany Speaking Truth to Power, a portable audio component of an exhibit of abolitionist speeches.

Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Montpelier

$1,999 for Lake Champlain Voyages of Discovery: Bringing History Home, to support a publication and Web site for a project that explains the Champlain Valley’s and Addison County’s roles in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century history.

Vermont Public Television

$7,500 to support Headline Vermont, a documentary film on the history of newspapers in Vermont.

Vermont Women’s History Project

$1,200 for My Story Matters, a conference for high school students on Vermont history.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

$2,800 for a teacher workshop that focuses on the Playhouse’s fall production of A Raisin in the Sun.

Young Writers Project

$5,500 for a series of five online forums connecting student writers with Vermont authors.



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