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The Road to Dalton

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About the MHC

We’re a statewide nonprofit that uses books, poetry, and big ideas to bring people together to discuss issues of importance. We’re a program partner, grant-maker, and connector of people and communities.


For all Maine people

We work with individuals and organizations across the state of Maine to connect people with books, communities with ideas, and strangers with one another.


Funding for humanities programs and projects

Our grants support projects with well-developed humanities content, strong participation from a scholar or topic expert, robust support from partners in the community, and plans to reach a broad and diverse public audience.

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Jul 15, 2024
2024's summer Arts & Humanities Grant awardees include an exhibit…
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Jun 10, 2024
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May 13, 2024
Over $15,000 supporting Eight projects across Maine2024’s spring Mini Grant…
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