Programs

Public Awards

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

The MHC is currently touring “The Way We Worked,” an exhibit addressing work in America between the late 19th and late 20th centuries.
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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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Calendar
August 11, 2014 - December 4, 2014
Delta State to Explore Chinese Heritage in the Delta
Cleveland, MS
December 16, 2014
Unburied Treasures: Clarence John Laughlin
Trustmark Grand Hall, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson — 5:30 p.m.
December 27, 2014
Speakers Bureau: A Look at Mande Culture Through Traditional Music
Medgar Evers Community Center, 3159 Edwards Ave., Jackson — 7 pm
December 29, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Speakers Bureau: A Look at Mande Culture Through Traditional Music
Medgar Evers Community Center, 3159 Edwards Ave., Jackson — 6 pm
January 3, 2015
Speakers Bureau: The Destruction of Jackson, MS During the Civil War
Penn's Fish House, 613 West Government Street, Brandon — 7 pm
January 3, 2015
The Power of Place: Eudora Welty
Judge George W. Armstrong Public Library, 220 South Commerce Street, Natchez ‐ 2:00 PM
January 16, 2015 - January 17, 2015
Ohr-O’Keefe to Host Paintings by Margaret Rose Vendryes
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi — Various
January 19, 2015
Speakers Bureau: Mississippi Civil Rights Movement in Contemporary Times
386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi — 2 pm
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MHC Announces Humanities Teacher Awards Lectures

MHC has announced the calendar of lectures to be given by Humanities Teachers Award recipients throughout the state during October and November.

Delta National Heritage Area Designation Becomes Official

The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area was officially designated recently when the Secretary of the Interior signed off on the Management Plan created by the Area’s Governing Board

Council Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

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 Announced in MHC Grants Programs, Forms

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.

Public Events Mark Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964, when hundreds of northern college students, most of them white, joined with local African Americans in communities across Mississippi to register voters, conduct Freedom Schools and promote civil rights.

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