People In Vermont
How have people made an impact on the history of Vermont?
Did you know people have lived on the land that is now Vermont for over 12,000 years? Some of those people are remarkable. Some of those people are ordinary. Some are born here and others move to the state. All of the people are part of Vermont’s story. Read the stories and think about this question: Who is a Vermonter?
What role did women play in the founding of Vermont?
How can we use primary sources to learn about history that has been left out?
How was President Coolidge’s inauguration different from other presidents’ inaugurations?
Consuelo Northrop Bailey
How did Consuelo Northrop Bailey break barriers for white women in politics and law?
Should Ethan Allen be famous as a founder of Vermont?
How did Grace Coolidge use her position as First Lady to support important causes?
What does Jeffrey Brace's story tell us about the challenges faced by early Black Vermonters?
Why was Justin Morgan's horse more famous than he was?
Lucy Terry Prince
What made Lucy Terry Prince’s obituary so unusual?
How did an accident in Vermont help doctors learn about the human brain?
Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley
Why did "Snowflake" Bentley take photographs of snow crystals?
Follow the links below to explore related topics.
Read about other remarkable Vermonters in Green Mountaineer Magazine
Read about other remarkable Vermonters in Historic Roots Magazine
Explore the Vermont Women's History Database
Explore the Vermont Black History Database
Get links to watch short videos about Famous Vermonters from This Place in History