Vermont Humanities

Writers for Recovery: Bearing Witness, Sharing Stories, and Helping People Heal

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

In this participatory workshop, WFR co-founder Gary Miller will take you through their process of writing with people in recovery and those connected to people in recovery. He’ll share readings from their anthologies and powerful recovery stories. This is a free, in-person program in the Hayes Room at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Green Mountain Film Festival 2024

Savoy Theater 26 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Established in 1997, the Green Mountain Film Festival is a non-competitive festival showcasing narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts from all over the world - returning to Montpelier, Vermont for its 23rd year - March 14th - 17th, 2024.

We are proud to sponsor the Green Mountain Film Festival Opening Night event at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier.

Comics and Queerness in Vermont and Beyond

Moretown Town Hall Main St, Moretown, United States

Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Tillie Walden presents a look at the intersection of indie comics with queer identity through her many graphic novels—from science fiction to memoir to historical retelling. Explore process and power through visual narrative and learn why comics are relevant to Vermonters and beyond.

An Evening with Poet Porsha Olayiwola

Unitarian Church of Montpelier 130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Join Black writer, performer, and futurist Porsha Olayiwola for this special Poetry Month presentation. Olayiwola is the author of the poetry collection I Shimmer Sometimes Too. Author Clint Smith writes, “Porsha Olayiwola is unlike any other poet writing today…Each poem is a lesson, a story, a mirror that Olayiwola holds up to ensure we pay attention to that which we may have overlooked.”

Vermont Women and the Civil War

Twinfield Union School Library 106 Nasmith Brook Rd, Plainfield, Vermont, 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.

Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food

Worcester Historical Society 17 Calais Rd, Worcester, VT, United States

The history of what and how we eat encompasses everything from the prehistoric mammoth luau to the medieval banquet to the modern three squares a day. Find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners – plus some catchy info on seasonal foods.

Green Mountain Civil War Roundtable: Double-Talk on Doubleday

Northfield Historical Society 75 S Main St, Northfield, VT, United States

Norwich University Professor Rowly Brucken will explore the founding myths of baseball’s real and fictional origins, and will consider the broader context of the age of imperialism in America, New England sports history, and Victorian scandals. The talk will conclude with an exploration of the early days of baseball in Vermont.

Vermont Reads: Outright Vermont Discussion

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Join Outright Vermont as we explore the Vermont Reads book of the year “Last Night at the Telegraph Club.” This event will have discussion and activities that explore the themes of this book set in the 50s and how they are relevant today. Come share your ideas, opinions, and perspectives! This is a free, in-person program in the Hayes Room of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. No pre-registration necessary. Just drop by!

From Skiffs to Sail Ferries: The Story of Vermont’s Small Boat Traditions

UVM Extension in Berlin 327 US Route 302, Barre, United States

The stories of Vermont naval history and commercial shipping have been well documented by generations of historians. However, the traditions of small boat building from throughout our state have remained untold. In this slide presentation, Douglas Brooks shares his research on these traditions, and his work in recreating some of these historic vessels.