Richard O. Hathawau

Richard O. Hathaway Award

The annual Hathaway Award goes an individual, group or organization recognized as making an outstanding contribution to the field of Vermont history. Projects may include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibits, works of art, documentary films, radio programs, websites, and dramatic works. Learn more about the award.

Weston A. Cate

Weston A. Cate, Jr. Research Fellowship

The Vermont Historical Society awards a fellowship every other year to encourage research in Vermont history. The fellowship supports research for one calendar year in any aspect of Vermont history and is open to all individuals. In 2009 the application period for the fellowship was extended to two years to expand the quality and quantity of work under consideration. The deadline for filing an application for the fellowship is May 31st in even numbered years. Learn more about the fellowship.

GeigerFellowsGeiger Fellowship

The Geiger Fellowship will be awarded to two (2) high school juniors or seniors in the State of Vermont. Geiger Fellows will ideally spend two-days-a-week for eight weeks in June, July, and August working directly with collections and archives of the Vermont Historical Society (alternative schedule may be allowed). Fellows will: learn to tell cultural stories through historical artifacts and artwork, learn how to properly handle and house rare museum holdings, become proficient in museum standards and record-keeping, and assist with exhibition planning, design, and installation. Each Geiger Fellow will receive a stipend of $1,250.

To apply, current juniors and seniors from Vermont high schools should send a letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, and a short essay (max 500 words) describing an object and how that item tells a unique story to Applications will be accepted until April 1st.

The Geiger Fellowship is generously underwritten by Harvey and Pamela Geiger.

Ben Lane

Ben Lane Award

The Vermont Historical Society bestows the Ben Lane Award for the best article published in Vermont History over a span of four volumes. The award was created in 1981 by the Lane Press of Burlington, Vermont, to honor its long-time president, Ben B. Lane, on his 85th birthday. Learn more about the award.

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

The Vermont Historical Society is pleased to be a member of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, a collaboration of 21 major cultural agencies offering grants for a minimum of eight weeks of research at participating institutions. Awards are open to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who hold the necessary U.S. government documents. Grants are designed to encourage projects that draw on the resources of several agencies. Learn more about the award.