Vermont Humanities Programs

Public Programs

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.

Man at market shows vegetables to others

Fall Conference

Our annual conference is held every November. The theme for 2019 was “Searching for Home: Journeys, Quests and Migrations.”

Bryan Terrell Clark speaking in Middlebury

First Wednesdays

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

Image of Corinth R&D group

Reading and Discussion

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

Image of man speaking in a bike shop

Speakers Bureau

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

John Lewis and Andrew Aydin with a group of students

Vermont Reads

A statewide community reading program. The Vermont Reads selection for 2020 is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Forest with mountains and fog

Words in the Woods

Enjoy our state’s natural beauty while engaging with writers in this new outdoor program.