New Books, New Readers puts books in the hands of reluctant adult readers and encourages them to find the joy in reading.
A national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals.
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.
Challenge yourself with MHC’s content-rich professional development opportunities.
Explore the place where science, art, and the humanities meet.
Four shows, four themes, and one philosophy professor to get us talking.
A free brown bag lunch series offering a presentation and discussion on a humanities theme.
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
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
Jan 28, 2015
Hugh has moved on to his 16th Maine library! Can you guess where he is? 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... read more
Jan 22, 2015
January 22 was the launch of a brand-new MHC program, Hooked: A Critical Look At Shows We Love. About 40 people gathered at Guthries in Lewiston to discuss the theme of work in the show Breaking Bad with University of Southern Maine philosophy professor Jason Read. The discussion... read more
Jan 16, 2015
The MHC Grants Committee recently met and approved the following grants: Arts & Humanities “Emma Lewis Coleman: Maine” $1,000 to Old York Historical Society, York The Museums of Old York will present an exhibit of photographs by Emma Lewis Coleman (1853-1942) from the 1880s, including images of... read more