Mission

The Maine Humanities Council engages
the people of Maine in the power and pleasure
of ideas, encouraging a deeper understanding
of ourselves and others, fostering wisdom
in an age of information, and providing context
in a time of change. The Council uses
the humanities to provide cultural enrichment
for all Mainers and as a tool for social change,
bringing people together in conversation
that crosses social, economic and cultural barriers.
 
Home of the Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book
An affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book
“As I do interviews and conduct research for the audio tour, I keep asking myself, ‘Who knew?’ The scope and diversity of life and culture along the corridor is, well, kind of mind-boggling.”
—Rob Rosenthal, Audio Producer, Shunpike Audio, talking about the Kennebec-Chaudière International Corridor’s audio tour
In 2005: 110 Maine Humanities Council grants were awarded to organizations and groups in 63 towns, reaching thousands of Mainers statewide.
Skowhegan Indian by Bernard Langlais

The Skowhegan Indian by Bernard Langlais (1921-1977), a Kennebec-Chaudière corridor landmark, dedicated in 1969.

photo courtesy
margaret chase smith library
Abbe Levin, project director of the Kennebec-Chaudière Audio Tour project, with Victoria Bonebakker, Associate Director, MHC.

Abbe Levin, project director of the Kennebec-Chaudière Audio Tour project, with Victoria Bonebakker, Associate Director, MHC.

photo: erik c. jordensen