When you listen to an Indian in full period dress talk to you, you get a pretty good picture of the events that transpired in the wooded frontier west of the Appalachian Mountains. Wouldn't it be great if all history lessons could be learned through the characterizations made possible by the West Virginia Humanities Council's program?
Charleston High School StudentAttendee at a History Alive! Presentation
To promote a vigorous program in the humanities statewide in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Humanities Council is an independent nonpartisan, nonprofit organization governed by its board of directors. Experienced in grantmaking, program development and the management of historic property, the West Virginia Humanities Council serves West Virginians statewide in their schools, libraries, museums, and other locations. The cornerstone of our work are the grants provided to educational institutions, museums, public broadcasting, historical societies, among others. Additionally, the council manages a variety of programs directly, including traveling exhibits, History Alive!, regional lectures, and e-WV, the online West Virginia Encyclopedia.
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.
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 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 and the Federation of State Humanities Councils kick-off the 2016 launch of the Pulitzer Centennial and Campfires Initiative