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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January 17, 2015
Ohr-O’Keefe to Host Paintings by Margaret Rose Vendryes
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi — Various
February 5, 2015 - April 4, 2015
Carthage Boys & Girls Club to Host Musical Informances
Leake Central Elementary School, 603 Hwy. 16 West, Carthage — various
February 9, 2015 - March 31, 2015
Jim Lucas Civil Rights Photos on Display
Charles W. Capps, Jr. Archives & Museum Building, DSU Campus, Cleveland
February 26, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Porter Fortune, Jr. History Symposium to Focus on Southern Religion
February 28, 2015
Speakers Bureau: Folktales From Around the World
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport — 1 pm
March 3, 2015 - April 2, 2015
MSU Brings the Kinsey Collection to Campus
Mitchell Memorial Library, Grisham Room Starkville
March 6, 2015
Speakers Bureau: Folktales From Around the World
Lorena Smith Education BUilding, William Carey University, Hattiesburg — 9:30am
March 17, 2015
Speakers Bureau: A History of the Guitar in Spain
Koss Auditorium, Poindexter Hall, MUW Campus, Columbus — 7pm
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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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