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Advocate for the Humanities

The proposed federal budget calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please make your voice heard to support the humanities in Vermont and across the country!

How to Help
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First Wednesdays: March 1

Nine talks around Vermont, including “Hamilton: The Man and the Musical” at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. All presentations start at 7:00 pm.

See List of Talks

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Our Programs

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

Sat 25

Daisy Turner’s Kin

February 25
1:00 pm
Vermont folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a multigenerational saga spanning two centuries, played out across three continents. Read More »
Sun 26

Book Discussion: Poppy and Rye by Avi

February 26
1:00 pm
This series explores titles that have earned the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award, created in 1957 to honor excellence in children's literature. Read More »
Mon 27

Book Discussion: Poetry and Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

February 27
6:30 pm
This series reflects both the short story’s 19th century roots and its later development as a 20th century art form. Read More »
Mon 27

Book Discussion: The Town that Food Saved by Ben Hewitt

February 27
7:30 pm
This series explores how different authors and communities understand the multiple definitions and connotations of ecological sustainability and try to make it work in the world. Read More »