Nevada Humanities

“In 2009, Nevada Humanities brought Holocaust survivor Eva Kor to Reno. Ms. Kor spoke to 600 students at a Reno high school about her experiences in Auschwitz and the importance of social justice. Her talk was also broadcast to over 4,000 students statewide – this was an incredible learning experience for our students. I have never seen students so moved, interested, and engaged.”

K-12 Educator and Education ConsultantReno, NV

Our Mission

Nevada Humanities produces and supports dynamic educational and cultural programs that enrich our lives and encourage us to explore challenging ideas. Nevada Humanities unites us through our history and heritage. Nevada Humanities inspires us to engage in our communities and with each other.

About Us

Nevada Humanities fosters cultural enrichment and connection for all Nevadans. By creating and supporting dynamic public programs that inspire engagement, we deepen a collective sense of place and belonging and encourage mutual understanding and empathy, which are the foundations of community and democracy. Our programs define the Nevada experience, feature local culture and heritage, encourage intellectual curiosity, and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to Nevadans and their communities.

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Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
June 28, 2016

Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.

Thousands of Students Present Historical Research Projects at 2016 National History Day - Winners Announced!
Thousands of Students Present Historical Research Projects at 2016 National History Day - Winners Announced!
June 16, 2016

State humanities councils, FSHC, and other humanities organizations come together to support National History Day – a program that brings students together, in a friendly history competition, from around the world.

March Pulitzer Campfires Council Programming
March Pulitzer Campfires Council Programming
March 17, 2016

From mountain sports, adventure journalism, war, political cartoons, incarceration and poetry, to reading, discussion, listening and understanding, council programs touch upon a diverse set of topics for this month’s Pulitzer Campfires programming.

FY2014 Income Survey Results
FY2014 Income Survey Results
March 8, 2016

Based on audited information supplied by councils, the income survey report provides valuable information about the sources of council support each year, as well as funding trends over time.

Pulitzer Prizes and FSHC Launch Centennial Campfires Programming
Pulitzer Prizes and FSHC Launch Centennial Campfires Programming
January 15, 2016

Pulitzer and the Federation of State Humanities Councils kick-off the 2016 launch of the Pulitzer Centennial and Campfires Initiative