Good Citizen Challenge 2022
The Vermont Historical Society is partnering with Seven Days to take part in this summer's Good Citizen Challenge!
To complete the challenge, complete a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row of five activities. Mark off each completed box and snap a photo of each activity to show evidence of your work.
Complete the 2022 Challenge for a chance to win a new globe, a $100 gift card to Phoenix Books and a free trip to Washington, D.C. from Milne Travel! All who finish the Challenge will be invited to a VIP reception at the Vermont State House this fall.
Participants who complete the Challenge AND all of the History activities below will also receive:
- A keepsake from the Vermont History Museum
- A chance to win a $100 gift card to Phoenix Books
- A chance to win a behind-the-scenes tour of the Vermont History Museum Archives
You can download your bingo card and find all the directions here.
Here are some resources to help you with the challenge:
1. Connect With History
Pick one of these Vermonters from history and learn about their life, then complete an activity related to or inspired by them or their accomplishments: visiting the town where they lived, for example, or writing a poem or creating artwork.
- Read an article about James from the Green Mountaineer
- Visit our upcoming exhibit about James, A New American Globe, starting July 3rd!
- Read Daisey's entry in the Vermont Black History Database
- Check out the Turner Family Stories graphic novel
- Listen to Oral History excerpts
- Read an article about Abby in the Green Mountaineer
- Read an article about Abby from Vermont Magazine
- Buy our book about Abby Hemenway, The Passion of Abby Hemenway: Memory, Spirit and the Making of History (Use coupon code GOODCITIZEN for 50% off)
- Read the entry about Abby in the Vermont Women’s History Database
- Watch the This Place in History about Stephen Bates
- Read an article about Stephen in Seven Days
- Read Stephen's entry in the Vermont Black History Database
Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley
- Read Wilson's bio in the Vermont History Explorer
- Read an article about Wilson in the Green Mountaineer
- Watch the This Place in History video about Wilson
2. Make a Map
- Draw a map of a place you know well
3. See the Spot
Visit a state historical marker.
4. What's in a name?
Pick a Vermont place name and find out where it comes from. Ask for help at your library or local historical society:
5. Remember This
- Visit a memorial in a Vermont town. Find out who it honors and why.
6. Future History
- Pick an object in your life that could be in a museum and write a label for it.