Challenge yourself with MHC’s content-rich professional development opportunities.
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.
Honoring an individual, institution, or group in recognition of exemplary contributions to public humanities in Maine.
Explore the place where science, art, and the humanities meet.
A free brown bag lunch series offering a presentation and discussion on a humanities theme.
Four shows, four themes, and one philosophy professor to get us talking.
A foreign policy speakers series, offered free of charge to public Maine libraries.
A national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals.
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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Apr 14, 2015
Hugh’s 37th Maine mystery site was the Waterville Public Library! “Here’s Hugh posing with our Director, Sarah Sugden next to the building dedication plaque. Ours is one of the earliest Carnegie Libraries in Maine.” Hints from the library: “In one, Hugh is next to our unofficial library mascot — Dobby.... 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
Mar 3, 2015
Executive Director Hayden Anderson was interviewed for an article in Indian Country Today highlighting Donald Soctomah, 2015 recipient of the Constance H. Carlson Prize. This is the Maine Humanities Council’s highest honor, and is awarded to an individual, institution, or group in recognition of exemplary contributions to public humanities in... read more
Jan 22, 2015
2015 Prize Luncheon March 30, 2015 | 12:00pm | Richard E. Dyke Center at Husson University, Bangor. During an awards luncheon on Monday, March 30, 2015, the MHC will present Donald Soctomah, tribal historian for the Passamaquoddy tribe, with the Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. The Prize honors... read more