2018 Humanities on the Hill

Tuesday, March 6th - Thursday, March 8th | Washington, DC

About Humanities on the Hill

Humanities on the Hill (HOH), the annual national advocacy event conducted by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, brings together members from across the nation to meet with their congressional representatives, share advocacy best practices, and present a united message about the value of the humanities. During this event, we advocate for funding for the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the NEH Federal/State Partnership, which administers funding for the state humanities councils. 

To learn why federal funding for the state humanities councils is important to our nation, visit our advocacy page.

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2018 Humanities on the Hill

National Advocacy Event

Save the date! March 6-8, 2018 we’ll be taking our advocacy message to Congress in a coordinated effort to increase federal funding for humanities programs that reach people in thousands of communities all across America.

2018 Schedule

Members Briefing
Tues. March 6, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Learn the latest about the appropriations process, advocacy best practices, and what to expect during Hill visits from veteran attendees. Briefing to take place in the National Room at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar DC. The room will open a half-hour early for the HoH meet-up.

Congressional Reception
Weds. March 7, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Located this year in the Dirksen Building, room SD-G11, the Humanities on the Hill Congressional Reception is an opportunity for councils to invite congressional representatives and staff to learn more about important council work from humanities partners and supporters.

Members Debrief
Thur. March 8, 8:30 to 10:30 am

Join colleagues in this informal breakfast debrief where councils share important insights from their Hill visits. Debriefing meeting will take place in the National Room at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar DC. Following this event, executive directors are invited to convene for conversation and lunch at 11:30 am.

Advocacy News & Legislative Updates


2017 Witness Testimony

June 1, 2017

On May 16, 2017, Valorie Walters, executive officer for the Division of the Chickasaw Cultural Center, Chickasaw Nation and board member, Oklahoma Humanities Council, gave testimony on behalf of the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities

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