Public Awards

Recognizing outstanding public humanities contributions.
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Museum on Main Street (MoMS)

The MHC will soon be touring “Hometown Teams,” an exhibit exploring sports and community in America.
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Family Literacy Project

Encouraging families to read books and talk about ideas together.
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Oral History Program

Documenting and preserving the history and culture of Mississippi.
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MHC Speakers Bureau

Connecting you with pre-approved speakers for events.
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Meaning of Service

Service volunteers sharing & discussing experiences.
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Picturing America

Telling America's story through art.
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November 19, 2016 - December 30, 2016
Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams Comes to Corinth
Corinth Public Library, 1023 Filmore Street, Corinth
December 13, 2016
Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams: Coaching Then & Now
Corinth Public Library, 1023 North Fillmore, Corinth — 6pm
December 20, 2016
Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams: Sports Photography
Corinth Public Library, 1023 North Fillmore, Corinth — 6pm
January 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Link Centre presents the Open D.O.O.R.S. Project
January 7, 2017 - January 8, 2017
Icons of Statehood comes to Natchez
Natchez, MS- Historic Jefferson College
January 11, 2017
Freedom to Vote- Perspectives from 1900-2017
Hancock Performing Arts Center-6:30pm
January 14, 2017
Inspirations by Welty coming to MC
Mississippi College-2:30pm
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Visit Mississippi and MHC Partner on Bicentennial Year Grants Program

In conjunction with Mississippi’s bicentennial year, the Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with Mississippi Development Authority’s Visit Mississippi to oversee the Bicentennial Year Grants Program. The initiative will award up to $10,000 to individual public programs celebrating the state’s historic year.

MHC First Tuesdays Speaker Schedule

MHC First Tuesday Speakers Schedule

Humanities Council Pilots New Speaker Series Program

JACKSON—The Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with public libraries throughout the state to bring a new speaker series to the Tupelo, Indianola, Brookhaven, and Pascagoula communities. The First Tuesdays speaker series will take place on the first Tuesday evening of the month from September-December and will provide each of these public libraries with monthly programs from the Mississippi Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau. All programs will be free and open to the public.

Kellogg Foundation Partners with MHC to Create Racial Equity Grant Fund

JACKSON, Miss.—The Mississippi Humanities Council announces a new grant initiative, in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to support public programs exploring the legacy of race in Mississippi. This two-year project is funded by a $250,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan. Beginning April 1, the MHC will accept grant applications for projects that highlight the state’s racial and ethnic history and foster discussion about continuing racial disparities in Mississippi.

Council Receives Grant for Storytellers from Mississippi Arts Commission

(JACKSON, MS) — The Mississippi Humanities Council has been awarded a $2,640 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the $1.34 million in grants the Commission will award in 2014-2015 and will be used to help fund storytellers for the MHC’s Family Literacy Project. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Changes Announces for Council Grants Programs, Forms

(JACKSON, MS) — The Mississippi Humanities Council’s grants program has undergone several changes. While the types of projects the Council funds remains unchanged, new forms and application requirements are being introduced.

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