Plenty of Vermont’s historic buildings are traditional homes, churches, and meeting houses. But as the state changed in the 20th century, its architecture did too. Now experts are looking more closely at buildings that look nothing like what came before.
You may know that December 26 is known as Boxing Day in the United Kingdom, Canada, and other countries. But what is the origin of Boxing Day?
Many of Vermont’s cemeteries date back multiple centuries. They’re filled with worn-down stones that may only offer glimpses of the personal histories of the dead. But these cemeteries still hold lessons for the people who visit them today.
Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup joined the Vermont Humanities Council as its new Executive Director on August 27. He recently spoke about his new position.
Kathy Johnson helped organize a reading of Frederick Douglass’s fiery 1852 Independence Day speech on the Worcester village green in 2017.
Video: Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath looks at the transformation of marriage over the past century from a traditional contract between families to one that celebrates idealization in the form of “true love,” and suggests why the latter may be harder to fulfill than many thought.
Over the past three years, the Richmond Free Library has been at the center of several creative Vermont Reads projects that have strengthened bonds in the local community.
A grant from VHC helped the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offer programs related to the “Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage” exhibit in 2017.
Video: UVM professor Emily Bernard explores how Beloved argues that America must reckon with the consequences of our nation’s original sin—slavery.
Video: Dartmouth College professor Colin Calloway discusses the first president’s relations with Indian peoples and considers how Native American nations and lands shaped the man who shaped the republic.