2019 Annual Report
Best Photos from 2019
Thirteen schools around Vermont held Humanities Camps during the summer of 2019. Campers at the Richford Junior/Senior High School studied artifacts at the University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum of Art as part of their “Ancient Egypt” theme.
Hamilton musical star Bryan Terrell Clark discussed how exposure to the arts can empower young people to discover the best version of themselves in a First Wednesdays talk in Middlebury in October.
Nearly 100 Vermont towns hosted a wide variety of Vermont Reads events in 2019 centered around March: Book One. Cartoonist Rachel Lindsay visited the Waterbury Public Library to teach a cartooning workshop to teenagers in March.
Executive Director Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup gave Andrew Aydin and John Lewis copies of the Vermont Reads 2020 book, The Hate U Give, near the conclusion of their joint talk at the Flynn Center.
Attendees at our Fall Conference on “Searching for Home: Journeys, Quests, and Migrations” toured food markets in Burlington’s Old North End, a destination for immigrant and refugee families for almost 200 years.
Elise Guyette (left) from the Burlington Edible History Tour shared photos about how markets in the Old North End neighborhood have changed between generations. Guyette helped plan and lead the tour as part of our Fall Conference.
During a breakout session at our Fall Conference, attendees played the board game “Refugee Journey” to learn about the challenges that refugees face as they attempt to find safety.