Vermont Humanities Programs

Because Ideas Matter

Public Programs

All are welcome at these public programs and events. Can’t find what you’re looking for? See our Programs for Specific Audiences or Other Initiatives.

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Fall Conference

Our annual conference is held every November. The theme for 2018 is “The Ebb and Flow of Optimism in American History.”

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First Wednesdays

This eclectic lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May.

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Ideas on Tap

Our Ideas on Tap conversation series is designed to convene informal, informative, and provocative discussions.

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Reading and Discussion

Built on the foundation of reading literature and discussing it with your neighbors, coworkers, and even family members.

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Reading Frederick Douglass

Community events presenting and examining Frederick Douglass’s famous Fourth of July address.

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Speakers Bureau

Offers nonprofit organizations an easy, inexpensive way to host quality lectures and living history presentations.

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Vermont Reads

A statewide community reading program. The Vermont Reads selection for 2018 is Bread and Roses, Too.