About the Vermont Humanities Council

Because Ideas Matter

2018 Recap Video

We wanted to share some inspiring stories from our programs in 2018, so we put together this short video recap of a great year.

More about the programs featured in the video

  • Our Vermont Reads selection for 2018 was Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson. In 2019, communities across Vermont will read and discuss the graphic novel, March: Book One.
  • Our Speakers Bureau program offers Vermont non-profits a roster of expert speakers.
  • Humanities Camps engage at-risk middle school students with reading and the humanities.
  • The Before Your Time podcast series examines Vermont history, one object at a time.
  • Our grant program supports humanities-related projects of other nonprofit organizations serving Vermont audiences.
  • The eclectic First Wednesdays lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. 
  • Ideas on Tap events at ArtsRiot in Burlington combine expert talks with an informal, fun atmosphere.
  • Communities read Frederick Douglass’ fiery Fourth of July speech aloud in the Reading Frederick Douglass program.