“Clearly, the Smithsonian Institution and the North Carolina Humanities Council’s decision to bring the [Museum on Main Street] exhibition to Wentworth, North Carolina, made a significant difference in the lives of people in our county. This partnership will forever hold an important place in the Museum & Archives of Rockingham County (MARC’s) history.”
Kim ProctorExecutive Director, MARC
The North Carolina Humanities Council serves as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life. It facilitates the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories of North Carolina’s cultures and heritage.
The North Carolina Humanities Council develops among North Carolinians an understanding of and appreciation for the humanities that can transform the way they see themselves and their communities. In support of these goals, the North Carolina Humanities Council is committed to the following: an interdisciplinary approach to the humanities; dialogue; discovery and understanding of the humanities–culture, identity, and history; respect for individual community members and community values; humanities scholarship and scholars to develop humanities perspectives; cultural diversity and inclusiveness; and informed and active citizenship as an outgrowth of new awareness of self and community.
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.
Throughout November, councils hosted a variety of Pulitzer Prizes Campfires from book fairs to conferences to nature hikes coupled with literature that brought participants together in discussion and community. In addition, councils continued to host presentations, exhibits, book discussions, and writing workshops featuring Pulitzer Prize winners and works.
More than 30 events are occurring in October, making it one of the busiest in terms of council Campfires programming. These programs include festivals, poetry celebrations, distinguished lectures, and reading and writing workshops.
October is National Arts & Humanities Month! See how councils across the nation are blending the two disciplines to inspire communities and promote understanding. (Part 1 of 2)