“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
The mission of the Humanities Center is to build a thoughtful, literate, and engaged society.
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.
In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.
Prepared for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies by Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of State Humanities Councils, Addressing the National Endowment for the Humanities, May 24, 2017.
NEH awards more than $1.6 million to seven state humanities councils: Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Virgin Islands and Virginia.
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.
See what councils across the country are doing to celebrate poetry!