Goddard’s Living History, 1863-2013: 150 years, 150 stories, 1 community
Many individuals who shaped the social, aesthetic, and political landscape of Central Vermont first came to this area as Goddard students, faculty, and in some cases, as friends of those attending the College.
Essentially, Goddard attracted artists, progressive thinkers and educational innovators who developed the arts, theater, food and the political ethos of a region. Today, the surrounding Central Vermont community reflects much of what Goddard valued and, in this sense as well as in its explicit educational objectives, Goddard’s purpose and practice has been to change the person, transform the community.
As we move toward the Sesquicentennial, we are documenting Goddard’s history as a college that transforms individuals who transform communities.
Goddard’s 150th Oral History Interviews Underway
The first graduate of Goddard's 4-year undergraduate program, Peter Liveright (RUP ‘43), was interviewed recently by Goddard Trustee Suzanne Forsyth at his home in Lutherville, MD. Plans are already underway to interview groups of local alumni and to curate stories from archival films and audio recordings in order to create 150 stories to celebrate the upcoming Sesquicentennial.
Tell us your story
The Goddard College Storyphone offers all members of the Goddard community the opportunity to call, record, share, and preserve their personal stories about their time at Goddard. The Goddard College community has over 10,000 alumni living and working around the world--each with a unique story to tell--and we want to hear from you. Call and record your story about when you were part of the Goddard community. To reach the Goddard Storyphone line, dial 1-802-230-4702.