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.
Learn about MoMS in Mississippi...

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.
Read about the Oral History program...

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 6, 2014
The Power of Place: Richard Wright
Judge George W. Armstrong Public Library, 220 South Commerce Street, Natchez ‐ 2:00 PM
September 15, 2014 - September 17, 2014
DSU to Celebrate Constitution Week
Jobe Auditorium, Delta State University, Cleveland ‐ 5:00 PM
September 16, 2014
Unburied Treasures: Bruce West
Trustmark Grand Hall, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson — 5:30 p.m.
September 18, 2014
DSU Hosts Civil War Sesquicentennial Series
Coahoma County Higher Education Center 109 Clark Street Clarksdale, MS — 5:30 PM
September 26, 2014
Philosophical Fridays Return to USM
Gonzales Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building, USM Campus, Hattiesburg ‐ 2:00 PM
September 27, 2014
Rhythm This and Melody That
Rosenzweig Arts Center, Columbus, MS — 9-11 a.m.
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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.

NEH Thanks Carpenter for 27 Years of Service

Dr. Barbara Carpenter, executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, will retire Thursday, Oct. 31, after 27 years of with the Council, 17 as executive director. Her contributions to the humanities in Mississippi and nationally were noted this week in a personal letter of commendation from the acting director of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Carole Watson.

Rockoff Prepares to Lead Humanities Council

In a few weeks, I will begin the daunting task of replacing Dr. Barbara Carpenter as the executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council. As an organization that has had only two directors in its 41-year history, the Council has produced an extraordinary record of supporting and developing innovative humanities programming across the state. Following in the footsteps of legends like Drs. Cora Norman and Barbara Carpenter is both exciting and a little intimidating, especially for an outsider like myself.

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