The Community History Project in Vermont is an innovative collaborative program with local historical societies and schools to create projects unique to each town and community involved.

Cynthia Tokos and J. Kevin Graffagnino provide an overview of the program’s history and benefits, citing it as a case study and model for other states to create meaningful programs to engage students in their local history.

The authors discuss how they acquired funding and the support they received on the state and local level in addition to the logistics of the project.

They discuss how to integrate the project into the education system with foresight of making it a lasting program within the state.

This is a transportable model to other locales throughout the nation.