New Books, New Readers puts books in the hands of reluctant adult readers and encourages them to find the joy in reading.
Explore the place where science, art, and the humanities meet.
A national reading-writing contest offered by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress--get your students involved!
Four shows, four themes, and one philosophy professor to get us talking.
Let’s Talk About It is offered free of charge to public Maine libraries. We would love to have your library involved!
Create, plan, run, and evaluate a humanities-based program or event within your community.
A foreign policy speakers series, offered free of charge to public Maine libraries.
MHC's Veterans Program offers book groups and related programs to Veterans.
In 2013-14, the MHC gave out $107,938.75 in grant funding.
Here’s how the numbers played out.
Maine towns received grants
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Featured news & announcements
May 14, 2015
Hugh has moved on to his 40th Maine library! For a hint, take a look at this map of all the participating libraries. To submit a guess, please post as a comment on any of MHC’s social media sites. Correct responses will be entered into a raffle drawing for a set... read more
Apr 3, 2015
Donald Soctomah is the recipient of the 2015 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. Mr. Soctomah serves as Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township in Maine. In that and other roles, he has worked to steward and protect native culture and lands through resource... read more
May 26, 2015
This coverage of a Maine Humanities Council grant project was published May 21, 2015 on Fosters.com. “ALFRED – The Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum (FASM) and the Sanford-Springvale Historical Society are sponsoring a series of speakers on four Sunday afternoons during the coming tourist season. The guest speakers... read more
May 26, 2015
By Janet Lyons, Maine Humanities Council’s Consulting Project Coordinator for Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War Visitors to the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center may have felt like time travelers when they stepped out of their cars on the beautiful spring evening of Monday, May 18. Young men... read more
Location: Presque Isle Civil War Monument, Fairmount Cemetery
Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport