Democracy demands wisdom and vision

The MHC aims to fulfill this vision every day for the people of Maine, but our primary funding source, the NEH, may be in jeopardy. Are you ready to stand with us?

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In 1965, the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act created the NEA and the NEH as separate, independent agencies. From the founding legislation: “…it is necessary and appropriate for the Federal Government to help create and sustain…a climate encouraging freedom of thought, imagination, and inquiry…”

In 2016, the NEH’s budget represented just 0.003% of federal spending.

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Number of state and jurisdictional humanities councils
6,000
Number of communities served by council programs nationwide
10,000
Number of organizations partnering with councils nationwide
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Library Programs

Let’s Talk About It

Location: Thomaston Public Library

Library Programs

Let’s Talk About It

Location: Witherle Memorial Library

Library Programs

Let’s Talk About It

Location: Jackson Memorial Library

Library Programs

Let’s Talk About It

Location: Pittsfield Public Library

 

 

Each year, Let’s Talk About It book groups bring stimulating conversation and discussion to communities throughout Maine.

To ensure this program remains strong, Hugh is asking for your help in replacing some of his favorite books in need of replacement.

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Average annual "Let's Talk About It" groups statewide
50
Books replaced so far
250
Books Hugh still needs