Minnesota Humanities Center

“The freedoms and liberties we and so many around the world cherish are owed to the sacrifice of many brave Minnesotans who answered our nation’s call in pursuit of freedom and a safer world. Minnesota Humanities Center’s Veteran Voices is one program showing the gratitude we as Minnesotans have for those who have answered the call to serve, and help our men and women in uniform transition to civilian life.”

Congressman John Kline25-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran, House Armed Services Committee member

Our Mission

The mission of the Humanities Center is to build a thoughtful, literate, and engaged society.

About Us

Established by the state in 1971, the Minnesota Humanities Center focuses on bringing the unique resources of the humanities to the challenges and opportunities of our times. MHC strives to offer meaningful resources to bring the humanities into the lives of all Minnesotans, building relationships, active engagement, and connections.

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NEH Awards More Than $1.6 Million in Grants to Seven State Humanities Councils
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Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
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