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Investing In Cultural Wealth

In the face of calls for the abolition of the National Endowment for the Humanities, one can appreciate just how much is at stake by looking at the life of Robert Frost.

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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 2016-2017

Talks on the first Wednesday of the month, October to May. See schedule.
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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

Tue 28

A Terrible Beauty

March 28
9:30 am
Historian Vince Feeney discusses the circumstances surrounding the 1916 Easter Rebellion in Dublin, what happened that fateful week in April, and what the "beauty" was in an armed revolt that left most of its leaders dead or imprisoned. Read More »
Tue 28

Book Discussion: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

March 28
7:00 pm
The Booker Prize has achieved respect that rivals the Pulitzer. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »
Tue 28

Tastes of Place and Tastes of Home: Reflections on Food and Identity

March 28
7:00 pm
Join three scholars—each of whom has an upcoming book on food and identity—for a discussion about how food makes us feel a part of communities, past and present. Part of the Ideas on Tap conversations series presented in partnership with the University of Vermont Humanities Center. Read More »
Wed 29

Discuss Brown Girl Dreaming with SBHS Diversity Union

March 29
3:30 pm
Join South Burlington Mentoring participants and the South Burlington High School Diversity Union for an afternoon of conversation, snacks, and fun as we discuss Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming. Read More »