2017 Humanities on the Hill

Monday, March 6th - Wednesday, 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. Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, March 3.

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

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2017 Humanities on the Hill

National Advocacy Event

Save the date! March 6-8, 2017 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.

Schedule of Events:

  • March 6

    Members-Only Briefing

    5:30 to 7:30 pm: On Monday, the Federation will host a briefing to kick off Humanities on the Hill at the Hotel Palomar (National room, 2nd level).
  • March 7

    Congressional Reception

    5:00 to 7:00 pm: Tuesday, the Federation and its members will host a reception at the Reserve Officers Association Building (Minuteman Ballroom, top floor). View the invitation here.
  • March 8

    Members-Only Debriefing Lunch

    11:30 am to 1:00 pm: On Wednesday, gather with colleagues to share insights from your hill visits over lunch at Van Scoyoc Associates (board room, 101 Constitution Avenue NW).
  • March 8-9

    Executive Directors’ Retreat

    Hotel Palomar (Freer room, 1st floor). More information and schedule coming soon.

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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