Humanities Camps

Our Humanities Camps introduce middle schoolers to the world of literature and ideas. 14 Vermont schools are holding these camps this summer.

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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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Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Learn more.
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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking presentation in your town! See our catalogue.
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Humanities Grants

Supporting projects that serve Vermont audiences. Learn more.

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Literacy Programs

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

Upcoming Events

Mon 21

Book Discussion: The Rings of Saturn by G.W. Sebald

August 21
5:30 pm
Human beings have undertaken pilgrimages of all kinds for thousands of years. Discover a variety of journeys—and whether the seekers find what they are looking for—in these varied writings. Read More »
Tue 22

Book Discussion: The Declaration of Independence

August 22
6:30 pm
Founding documents and landmark speeches help us to understand America’s operating principles and values – what they mean, how well we practice what we preach, and what relationship words have to action in good times and bad. Read More »
Tue 22

Lake Champlain Over the Years: A Visual and Historical Narrative

August 22
6:30 pm
Lake Champlain is one of the most historic bodies of water in the United States. Since 1607, the lake has been a site of military conflict, commerce and recreation. Vermont historian Don Wickman will feature tales of lake heritage coupled with illustrations. Read More »
Tue 22

Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film

August 22
7:00 pm
Vermont has been a featured location in Hollywood movies for nearly a century. Amanda Kay Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society will provide background and share clips ranging chronologically from 1919’s Way Down East to 2005’s Thank You for Smoking. Read More »