Have you ever wondered how Cracker Barrel billboards reflect images of American farmers and rural life, or how the Mississippi River has shaped our state and culture? These topics and almost 200 more are available to you through our Speaker’s Bureau.
The Mississippi Humanities Council presents Humanities Achievement Awards each February, honoring outstanding contributions in the public humanities in our state.
Museum on Main Street’s exhibitions focus on broad topics of national history and give host museums the opportunity to create their own educational programs, cultural activities, and exhibitions that center on their local heritage.
Because reading is essential to the humanities, the MHC provides programs that instill a love of reading, promote an interest in public libraries, and encourage families to read books and talk about ideas together.
Ideas on Tap includes a panel discussion featuring knowledgeable participants who present a wide spectrum of opinions on the topic, as well as a chance for audience members to share their thoughts and responses.
Presently, the Council supports two prison education programs, the Prison-to-College Pipeline and the Prison Writes Initiative.