In 2011, the United States will begin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. To learn more about Vermont's role in the Civil War, the Vermont Humanities Council (VHC), with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, has initiated a statewide search for Vermont's Civil War sites: the public and private places where people mobilized, worked, argued, worried, and mourned (To view the project's memo click here). The Civil War affected all Vermonters - not only those who went to war - and home front history can be found in the churches where abolitionists lectured, the factories that made guns and uniforms, the farms run by women and children in the absence of men, and the monuments, GAR halls, and cemeteries throughout the state.

Join the search for Civil War places, and help write Vermont History!

Landscape Change Program Civil War Images. Click here to view all the Civil War Images in the Landscape Change Program archive.
Finding Civil War Sites. With undiscovered Civil War sites in every town, Vermonters are invited to locate them, research their history, and share their stories. You don't need to be a trained historian to discover Civil War sites, and the VHC has created a free research kit to help you search. To see an example and to get started on your Civil War research click here.
Share your Civil War Research Share your findings through a brochure or essay, a walking or driving tour, an exhibit or event or by posting an image to the Landscape Change Program. To learn more about how to share your Civil War research findings click here.

To download useful resources and more, visit www.vermonthumanities.org. Contact Howard Coffin at hjcoffin@comcast.net, or 802-223-1909.

Some of the downloads and links from this page were created under grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the NEH
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