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Fall Conference 2017: November 17-18, University of Vermont.

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Because Ideas Matter

The Vermont Humanities Council strives to make Vermont a state in which every individual reads, participates in public affairs, and continues to learn throughout life. Learn more about our programs.

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First Wednesdays 2017-2018

Talks in nine towns, October through May. Learn more.

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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking presentation in your town! See our catalogue.
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Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Learn more.
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Literacy Programs

Designed for specific underserved and at-risk audiences. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Wed 20

VA Combat Veterans Book Group

September 20
5:00 pm
- 6:30 pm
This group will be led by Michael Heaney, retired history professor and Vietnam veteran, and David Szelowski, retired US Marine and VA employee. Pre-registration is required. Read More »
Wed 20

Vermont and the Civil War

September 20
7:00 pm
From Cedar Creek to Gettysburg, Vermonters were central to the Union cause. Vermont author and Civil War historian Howard Coffin addresses the Vermont contribution to the Civil War. Read More »
Fri 22

Burlington Women Veterans Book Group

September 22
12:30 pm
- 2:00 pm
The group is free, but pre-registration is required. This program provides an opportunity for veterans to connect with other veterans, build relationships, read insightful materials, and share experiences. Read More »
Fri 22

Bringing the World to Our Community

September 22
7:00 pm
Nina Keck, award-winning journalist, reported on the crisis from Amman, Jordan. In this program, she will share insights about what life is like for many Syrian refugees—those living in refugee camps, those trying to make it outside the camps, the strain on host countries, the economic impact. Read More »