Vermont Humanities was founded nearly 50 years ago, in 1974. Victor R. Swenson, the organization’s first Executive Director, later recalled, “When I was appointed, my first job was to open an office, so I started in January 1974 on New Year’s Day because we were in a hurry to get started. I moved a picnic table into the office, which was empty, and a folding chair and got to work.”
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