Walking approx. 1 mile; less than 1 hour roundtrip; wooded trail, small incline.
In the main dining room at the inn, our plated and served meals, chosen from a select menu, will be cooked to order for that personal touch. Coffee, tea, water included.
Gathering in the classroom at the inn, we’ll begin our study of humanist philosophy and gain an understanding of the spectrum of humanist thought through our two morning lectures, separated by a short break for refreshments. We’ll take part in an interactive discussion with our Study Leader and an extensive Q&A session, during which we will lay the intellectual groundwork to understand what humanism is and what the unique perspectives of various humanist groups are.
In the dining room at the inn, we’ll have a light plated lunch, with coffee, tea, water included. Feel free to bring other beverages of your own with you.
After lunch, we’ll set out on foot for a nature walk with our Group Leader. From the inn, we’ll navigate the nearby wooded trails get some fresh air, stretch our legs, and explore the local area. Once back at the inn, we’ll have some time to enjoy independently before regrouping in the classroom for our session on humanist history, during which we’ll lay more groundwork and explore the development of humanist ideas around the world over the centuries. Our Study Leader will dramatically illustrate the grand sweep humanist ideas—from antiquity to the Renaissance to the Enlightenment to the 19th century and modern times—through both a PowerPoint presentation and a video, which will each connect these developments to the unique history of the local Vermont area.
Inn plated meal.
Joined at the inn by a local Green Mountain revolutionary-era reenactor, we will be treated to tales about Vermont’s local history.