Programs

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.
Read about the Family Literacy program...

Oral History Program

Documenting and preserving the history and culture of Mississippi.
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Public Awards

Recognizing outstanding public humanities contributions. *Follow link below for dates and times for 2013 Humanities Teacher Award recipient lectures.
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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
September 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Bully! Theodore Roosevelt Comes to Mississippi
Hattiesburg Public Library, 329 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS
September 30, 2014
DSU Hosts Civil War Sesquicentennial Series
Cutrer Mansion, 109 Clark Street, Clarksdale, MS — 5:30 PM
October 1, 2014
Culinary Communities: Dr. Joseph Weinberg
Peck House, 3601 Pearl Street, Hattiesburg ‐ 6:00 PM
October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Mississippi Archaeology Month Offers Programs Statewide
various
October 3, 2014 - October 4, 2014
22nd Tennessee Williams Festival Celebrates ‘Sweet Bird of Youth’
Clarksdale, MS
October 4, 2014
The Power of Place: Greg Iles
Judge George W. Armstrong Public Library, 220 South Commerce Street, Natchez ‐ 2:00 PM
October 10, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Words We Live By: Into The Woods, Jr.
Various
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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.

MHC’s Family Reading Program on MPB Radio

Listen to MHC Special Projects Director David Morgan and professional storyteller Doris Jones demonstrate noisemakers at recent MPB radio/Mississippi Arts Hour interview for the Mississippi Humanities Council's Family Literacy Project. You can hear the podcast here.

Como, MS, Writer Added to Southern Literary Trail

(Birmingham, AL) — The board of directors for the Southern Literary Trail, the only tri-state literary trail in the nation, has announced the addition of Como, MS, and its native son Stark Young, the author of So Red The Rose, following its July 2013 annual meeting. Young and Como will be the only additions to the Trail for 2013. The Southern Literary Trail honors classic writers of Southern fiction and the places in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi that inspired them.

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