Explore the power of ideas

Using literature, history, philosophy, and culture, the MHC brings people together in conversation that crosses social, economic, and cultural barriers.

Explore what we do

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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Library Programs

World in Your Library

Location: Waldoboro Public Library

Grants Program

Family Geneology

Location: Brick Store Museum

Library Programs

Let’s Talk About It

Location: Ivan O. Davis-Liberty Library

Library Programs

World in Your Library

Location: Blue Hill Public Library