Selling Vermont

In the latest episode of our Before Your Time podcast, we examine how Vermont transformed the way it sold itself to outsiders in the years after World War II.


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Because Ideas Matter

The Vermont Humanities Council 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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First Wednesdays 2017-2018

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

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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking program in your town! View our catalogue.

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Vermont Reads 2018

“Bread and Roses, Too” by Katherine Paterson. Learn more.

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Literacy Programs

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

Upcoming Events

Mon 22

Lyndon Veterans Book Group

January 22
5:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
This Veterans Book Group series is open to all who have served in the U.S. military. The group is free, but pre-registration is required. Read More »
Tue 23

Book Discussion: Affliction by Russell Banks

January 23
10:00 am
Part of the New England Uncovered series. What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye! Read More »
Mon 29

Book Discussion: Klee Wyck by Emily Carr

January 29
11:30 am
Part of the Canadian Cultural Diversity series. Travel through Canada with four critically acclaimed books that make manifest Canada's cultural diversity. Read More »
Mon 29

Book Discussion: Growing Up by Russell Baker

January 29
7:30 pm
Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Rather than a straight chronology of the author’s life, memoirs hone in on a specific feature of that life. The following memoirs use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »