A foreign policy speakers series, offered free of charge to public Maine libraries.
Explore the place where science, art, and the humanities meet.
New Books, New Readers puts books in the hands of reluctant adult readers and encourages them to find the joy in reading.
Let’s Talk About It is offered free of charge to public Maine libraries. We would love to have your library involved!
A national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals.
A national reading-writing contest offered by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress--get your students involved!
A free brown bag lunch series offering a presentation and discussion on a humanities theme.
MHC's Veterans Program offers book groups and related programs to Veterans.
Create, plan, run, and evaluate a humanities-based program or event within your community.
Challenge yourself with MHC’s content-rich professional development opportunities.
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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May 1, 2015
DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT PDF Download GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES The Maine Humanities Council (MHC) is a Portland-based nonprofit organization that serves the state of Maine. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people in Maine through literature, history, philosophy, and culture with programs, events, grants, and... 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 19, 2015
By Janet Lyons, Maine Humanities Council’s Consulting Project Coordinator for Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War Listen to the event podcast here. If historians were rock stars, Civil War scholar David Blight would top the Billboard charts. After three years of reading innumerable books and articles, as... read more
May 14, 2015
Hugh’s 39th Maine site was the Pittsfield Public Library! Facebook Twitter hashtag #HughManatees Instagram Pinterest Read more
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