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 National Endowment for the Humanities, is in jeopardy. 

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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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