Vermont Humanities

Art and the Discomfort Zone

The Corner School Resource Center 75 Post Office Hill Rd Box 1, Granville, United States

A five-week seminar focused on art that challenges cultural norms about what is “pretty” to spur creative growth. Former instructor at the Art Institute of California, Pim Volpi, takes participants through various artistic movements, culminating in making pieces inspired by the concepts presented. Open to young adults & up.

Meetings on Saturdays, July 6, 2024 through August 3, 2024

Vermont Women and the Civil War

Justin Morrill State Historic Site 214 Morrill Memorial Drive, Strafford, VT, United States

Historian Howard Coffin explains, with nearly 35,000 of the state’s able-bodied men at war, how women took on farming, worked in factories, served as nurses in the state’s military hospitals, and more. And at least one Vermont woman appears to have secretly enlisted and fought in a Vermont regiment!

Drawing from letters and diaries, Coffin tells their story in their own words, describe life during the Civil War in the Green Mountain State.

Family Nature Hunt

The Corner School Resource Center 75 Post Office Hill Rd Box 1, Granville, United States

Renowned author and naturalist, Clare Walker Leslie, leads a fun and informative session that helps us see and record the wild world all around us. You’ll be amazed at how many critters and plants make their home near the schoolhouse and how their lives are connected to our own!

Family Nature Hunt

The Corner School Resource Center 75 Post Office Hill Rd Box 1, Granville, United States

Renowned author and naturalist, Clare Walker Leslie, leads a fun and informative session that helps us see and record the wild world all around us. You’ll be amazed at how many critters and plants make their home near the schoolhouse and how their lives are connected to our own!

Finding Jesse: A Fugitive from Slavery in Vermont

Worcester Town Hall 12 Worcester Village Rd, Worcester, VT, United States

“Finding Jesse: A Fugitive from Slavery in Vermont” traces Jesse’s life from enslavement in North Carolina to freedom in Vermont. His story is told through letters in the collection at Rokeby Museum and documents at the North Carolina State Archives. The illustrated talk brings the narrative of one slave out of anonymity and explores his life and pursuit of freedom.