For the past 30 years, the Vermont Folklife Center has been the only statewide organization dedicated to exploring and presenting the diverse cultures of Vermont—sustaining our folklife, our way of life. 

We explore the fabric of daily life as a resource for better understanding who we are, what we value, and where we hope to steer the future.

We are a repository for “the knowledge of everyday living” because, ironically, this knowledge—which is so familiar and basic in our present lives—is also at the greatest risk of being lost or forgotten.

Why is this important? When we talk about folklife, we’re talking about the vital cultural practices and activities that shape who we are, inform how we make sense of the world, and influence our decisions going forward. 

Your partnership is an essential affirmation of our mission and ensures that these vital cultural practices are documented and sustained.