Grant Awards 2009

Last Updated 4/29/2011 9:35:50 AM

Humanities Grants Awards 2009

VHC Awarded $35,011 to Seventeen Organizations

The Grants program, the oldest of the Council’s many programs, provides funds for


diverse and dynamic humanities activities throughout the state.

Bookstock: The Green Mountain Festival of Words, Woodstock

$1,500 for the first-annual literary festival in Woodstock, offering performances, lectures, workshops, poetry events, and readings throughout town.

Brattleboro Literary Festival
$2,000 for the eighth-annual three-day literary festival, which features author readings, panel discussions, and other special events.
Burlington Book Festival
$2,500 to support this fifth-annual three-day literary festival, held in downtown venues and featuring prominent literary figures.
Civil War Anniversary Exhibit, American Precision Museum, Windsor
$3,400 for a special exhibit on the occasion of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie, Upper Valley Arts, Norwich
$4,000 to create an educational DVD, Web site, and teachers’ guide for junior high and high school classrooms that expand on ideas presented in the Vermont film, Freedom and Unity.
Life in Washington County Video History Project, Johnson State College
$1,000 to support a public history and video project on the history of Washington County.
The Little Prince Storybook Opera Project, Opera Theatre of Weston
$1,500 to support an educational outreach program to southern Vermont schools about the theme “relationships teach responsibility” in the novella and opera The Little Prince.
Mark Wheeler’s Andersonville Account, Peacham Historical Association
$1,511 for the preservation and presentation of a Civil War memoir written by Mark Wheeler, a Union soldier from Peacham imprisoned in Andersonville prison in Georgia.
MANGO Online Language Learning, Green Mountain Library Consortium, Statewide
$2,000 to help support the implementation of the interactive online language learning program MANGO, which will be made available to patrons through member libraries.
Teacher’s Workshop, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
$3,000 to support a workshop for middle and high school teachers on Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.
13th Annual Green Mountain Film Festival, Focus on Film, Montpelier
$2,400 to support this popular festival, comprised of multiple film screenings and ancillary events such as discussions and presentations involving filmmakers, writers, and other guests.
To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women, DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women’s History Project, Rutland
1,500 to support an exhibit about Jewish women’s contributions to Vermont.
Vermont History Expo, Vermont Historical Society, Barre
$1,000 to support the tenth year of this weekend heritage festival, June 26 and 27, 2010. The 2010 theme is Back to the Land Again! Vermont Heritage Ways for Today.
Voices from Terezin, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington
$3,000 to support a week of events, including symposia, an art exhibit, and two concerts related to the Nazi concentration camp Terezin.
Victorian Roots of Mysteries Reading Series, Bennington Free Library and Baker Street Breakfast Club, Bennington
$1,200 to support a four-part reading and discussion series using mystery novels based on the Sherlock Holmes style.
Ways of the Woods: People and the Land in the Northern Forest, Northern Forest Center, Concord, New Hampshire.

$2,000 to support a mobile museum exploring life in the Northern Forest. 

Yellow Barn Musicological Lecture Series, Yellow Barn Music School and Festival, Putney.

$1,500 to support a summer music program in Putney offering public talks and demonstrations. 



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