Pennsylvania Humanities Council

“I hope the funder realizes how significant the impact of this program is. Not only is it bringing teens together in a positive way, but it is getting books into their homes. We never fully know what home life of the teens we see is like, but having books, even if they go unread, is positive. You never know if a parent or sibling will take an interest in their reading and activities. I think Teen Reading Lounge is a tremendous idea, especially for communities just building collections and services to teens.”

Molly KritchenFacilitator, Bridgeville Public Library

Our Mission

PHC builds and leads a vibrant network of individuals, organizations, and communities that champions the humanities and empowers Pennsylvanians to think critically, grow, and engage in their communities.

About Us

Since 1973, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council has provided resources that support local groups in helping their communities discover something new about history, literature, the arts, and the world around us. For the last 20 years, PHC has worked diligently to build the capacity of small historical societies, museums, art centers, libraries, senior centers, and community groups to present humanities programming. With PHC’s help, our partners have offered a variety of resources to people in small towns and urban centers throughout the state. PHC supports diverse programming that shows why the humanities are important in everyday life, work, and community-building in a 21st century global society.

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