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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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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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

Fri 28

Bookstock Literary Festival 2017

July 28 - July 30
Bookstock, Woodstock’s literary festival, takes place July 28–30, free and open to all. Renowned and regional authors present fiction, poetry, history, nature and more. Buy second-hand books and soak up art, live music and virtual reality demos. Read More »
Fri 28

Burlington Women Veterans Book Group

July 28
12:30 pm
- 2:00 pm
The group is free, but pre-registration is required. This program provides an opportunity for veterans to connect with other veterans, build relationships, read insightful materials, and share experiences. Read More »
Sat 29

Vermont History through Song

July 29
7:00 pm
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Read More »
Tue 01

The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer

August 1
6:00 pm
Fiddler Adam Boyce portrays Charles Ross Taggart near the end of his career, circa 1936, sharing recollections of his life and career interspersed with live fiddling and humorous sketches. Read More »