Ben Lane Award

man and woman reading text on wallThe Vermont Historical Society bestows the Ben Lane Award for the best article published in Vermont History over a span of two volumes. Winners are chosen by the VHS Collections and Research Committee.

Who was Ben Lane?

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. After World War I, Lane worked for his father's business and eventually bought it from him in 1929; he retired in 1961. Lane was a trustee of the Vermont Historical Society from 1965 - 1966.              

Guidelines and application

The winner of the Ben Lane Award is selected by the VHS Collections and Research Committee from articles previously published in Vermont History over a span of four volumes. The winning article must: have broad appeal, spark new interest in the topic, demonstrate vigorous scholarship, and moves our understanding of the subject forward.

If you are interested in submitting an article to the Vermont Historical Society for consideration of publication in Vermont History, please view our submissions guidelines. Publication of article submissions is not guaranteed.

Past winners

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