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Vermont Historical Society (Barre, VT 05641-4209)
Jerry W. Desmarais (Project Director: September 2006 to April 2008)

Faculty Humanities Workshops
Education Programs

$33,242 (approved)
$33,242 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2007 – 12/31/2007

The Gilded Age Through the Lens of Vermont

A workshop series for twenty middle and high school teachers on Vermont's historical, literary, and artistic legacy during the Gilded Age.

"The Gilded Age Through the Lens of Vermont" proposal is a professional development workshop for the summer and fall of 2007 for 20 middle and high school teachers of history and literature. The workshop will focus on the Gilded Age, 1865-1910 and the many tensions felt by society during this transitional period. Reading selections chosen by the scholars focus on the Gilded Age in America in general and Vermont in particular, andd are supplemented by reading and documents on the period in America. Scholars in Vermont history, literature and art will lead teachers in an exploration of the changing identities of Americans and Vermonters as they faced tremendous economic, demographic, and cultural changes.