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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March 18, 2016 - April 30, 2016
“Hometown Teams” Smithsonian Exhibit Comes to Jackson
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, 1152 Lakeland Dr., Jackson
May 2, 2016 - June 30, 2016
Eudora Welty Foundation Pulitzer Centennial Activities
Eudora Welty House and Garden, Jackson, MS
May 5, 2016
Speakers Bureau: The Early Pioneer Settlers 1790 to 1840
Heritage Academy, Columbus, MS - 1:00P.M.
May 6, 2016
Speakers Bureau: Parallels of Southern Storytelling & Folktales….
Watkins Elementary School - 9:00 a.m.
May 13, 2016
MDAH Hosts Jane Austen Film Festival at Welty Garden
Eudora Welty House and Garden, Jackson, MS—7 p.m.
May 21, 2016
Natchez Southern Musical Theatre Conference
Historic Natchez Foundation, 108 S. Commerce Street, Natchez
May 21, 2016
Speakers Bureau: Why We Call it Soul Food
Soule' Steam Works, Meridian- 10:30a.m.
Full Calendar...

Immediate Opening: Part-time Outreach Coordinator

The Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on a racial equity grant program to support public projects that explore the history and legacy of racism in Mississippi and how it continues to shape our state today. These grants will support such programs as scholarly presentations, community discussions, museum exhibits, online projects, oral history, and more. To help carry out this grant program, the MHC is hiring a part-time outreach coordinator to support this important initiative.

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.

Mississippi Humanities Council Announces 2016 Humanities Award Winners

(JACKSON, MS) – The Mississippi Humanities Council is delighted to announce recipients for its 2016 Public Humanities Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions by Mississippians to the study and understanding of the humanities.

Mississippi Humanities Council Awarded $20,000 to Celebrate Pulitizers

(JACKSON, MS) — The Pulitzer Prize Board has awarded $20,000 to the Mississippi Humanities Council for a series of public programs commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Prizes in 2016 through Pulitzer’s Campfires Initiative.

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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