Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning. Learn more about our programs.
February 1 - February 29
Revisit a classic mystery or discover a new favorite when you borrow a mystery novel wrapped in brown paper from a special themed display at the McCullough Library in February. Read More »
The stories of Vermont naval history and commercial shipping have been well documented by generations of historians. However, the traditions of small-boat building from throughout our state have remained untold. In this slide presentation, Douglas Brooks shares his research on these traditions, and his work in recreating some of these historic vessels. Read More »
Part of the Family History series. Seedfolks is a short novel telling the stories of a diverse cast of characters living on (or near) Gibb Street in Cleveland, Ohio. With each chapter, a different character describes the transformation of a local empty lot into a vibrant community garden. Seedfolks was Vermont Reads 2005 pick. Read More »
This series starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the Gilded Age. Portrayals of inventors, entrepreneurs, artists and lawyers include Henry James, Stanford White, Clarence Darrow, George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, D.W. Griffiths and detective William Burns. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that spectacular time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own era. Read More »