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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

Sat 25

Green Mountain Film Festival 2017 (20th Annual)

March 17 - March 25
The Green Mountain Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with independent and international films, renowned guests, and great discussions on film and culture. Read More »
Sat 25

The Many Meanings of Maple

March 25
2:00 pm
Champlain College professor Michael Lange will discuss sugaring ethnographically, based on over five years of research among sugarmakers all over the state, to learn from them what sugaring really means to Vermont. Read More »
Sun 26

Book Discussion: The Gold Threaded Dress by Carolyn Marsden

March 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 »
Sun 26

Vermont’s Musical Ladies

March 26
1:00 pm
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, explores the contributions of Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests, and social reform efforts. Read More »