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. 

Help the NEH now

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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Grants Program

Home in the Time of the Great War: 1917-1918

Location: Pejepscot Historical Society

Library Programs

Let’s Talk About It

Location: Thomaston Public Library

Think & Drink

Portland Think & Drink

Location: SPACE Gallery

Library Programs

Let’s Talk About It

Location: Jackson Memorial Library