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MHC Announces Recipients of 2018 Public Humanities Awards

The Mississippi Humanities Council is delighted to announce recipients for its 2018 Public Humanities Awards, which recognize outstanding work by Mississippians in bringing the insights of the humanities to public audiences. These recipients will be honored at a public ceremony and reception Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson. The award Read More >

MHC Announces Host Sites for Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

Through a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) division, the Mississippi Humanities Council is bringing “Water/Ways,” a portable multi-kiosk exhibit, to Mississippi in 2018. “Water/Ways” will visit six communities from May 2018 through March 2019, including Clarksdale, Columbus, Jackson, Meridian, Moss Point, and Ocean Springs. The Lower Mississippi River Foundation (Clarksdale), Read More >

Visit Mississippi and Mississippi Humanities Council Award More than $70,000 in Bicentennial Grants in May

Jackson, Miss. (June 7, 2017) – To support local celebrations of the Mississippi bicentennial, the Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with the Mississippi Development Authority’s Visit Mississippi to oversee a Bicentennial Grants Program. In May, the review committee awarded more than $70,000 to 16 different projects across the state, bringing the total awarded to date Read More >

Visit Mississippi and Mississippi Humanities Council Award Over $111,000 in Bicentennial Grants in February

To support local celebrations of the Mississippi bicentennial, the Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with Mississippi Development Authority’s Visit Mississippi to oversee a Bicentennial Grants Program. In February, the review committee awarded over $111,000 to 22 different projects from across the state. These projects include: Oxford Film Festival Women of Mississippi on Film A series Read More >