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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.

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

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Upcoming Events


Thu 23

Visible in Vermont: Our Stories Our Voices Milton Exhibit

January 13 - January 24
This multi-generational photo and story exhibit highlights the experiences of people of color living and going to school in Vermont—telling their own stories and conveying the impact of racism on their lives. Open to the public. Presented by the Root Social Justice Center and supported by a VHC grant. Read More »
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Thu 23

Visible in Vermont: Our Stories Our Voices Quechee Exhibit

January 20 - January 31
This multi-generational photo and story exhibit highlights the experiences of people of color living and going to school in Vermont—telling their own stories and conveying the impact of racism on their lives. Presented by the Root Social Justice Center and supported by a VHC grant. Read More »
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Thu 23

Vermont Women and the Civil War

January 23
7:00 pm
Vermont’s remarkable Civil War battlefield record is well documented, but little is known of how Vermont women sustained the home front. Historian Howard Coffin explains, with nearly 35,000 of the state’s able-bodied men at war, how women took on farming, worked in factories, served as nurses in the state's military hospitals, and more. Read More »
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Thu 23

“That the People May Live”: The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, Holy Man of the Lakota

January 23
7:00 pm
This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (c1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book Black Elk Speaks. Damian Costello begins with Black Elk’s Great Vision and his struggle to discern his calling during the events of the Great Sioux War. Read More »
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