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ZR-256766-18Challenge Programs: Creating Humanities Communities GrantsMarlboro CollegePeoples, Places, and the History of the Written Word in Brattleboro, Vermont2/1/2017 - 1/31/2021$150,000.00LissaReeWeinmann   Marlboro CollegeMarlboroVT05344-9888USA2017U.S. HistoryCreating Humanities Communities GrantsChallenge Programs0150000081798

An intergenerational community project that will research and present the history of the written word in Brattleboro, VT.

The “Peoples, Places, and the History of the Written Word in Brattleboro, VT” project sets out to build community through collaborative humanities activities. Five local institutions, including a small liberal arts college, will lead multi-generational community members with varied expertise to research, organize, and make public the history of the written word in Brattleboro and its surrounding rural communities. The research will be focused on particular places, and then shared via audio recordings and plaques for walking, biking, and driving tours, as well as in handmade books, curricular materials for local schools, a website, an exhibition, and lectures and other public events. These materials will bring to light the writings and history of less documented groups, including Abenakis, African Americans, and women, as well as homesteaders, spiritualists, and abolitionists, in addition to more prominent local authors such as Rudyard Kipling and Saul Bellow. The collaborative res