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March 13, 2023

Announcing the Featured Books for Summer 2023!Recommending Author Colin Woodard has made his selections for the MHC’s statewide community read—Morgan Talty’s debut shorty story collection Night of the Living Rez and Meghan Gilliss’s debut novel Lungfish.“Raw, powerful, loving, this is a book that many Mainers will feel especially close to.”…there’s the beauty of place and nature […]

November 22, 2022

Over $4,000 supporting FIve projects across maineMechanics’ HallParticipatory Arts at Mechanics’ HallPortland$1,000Museum L-AThe Mainer Project: A Community ConversationLewiston$2,000Penobscot Marine Museum From Maine to Around the WorldSearsport$975Halcyon MusicAfter All: A Musical Reflection on the Trajectories of Our NationRockland$1,000University of Southern Maine Art GalleriesBraiding CirclesGorham$1,000

September 14, 2022

Over $14,000 supporting eight projects across maineMaine Multicultural CenterBangor$1,000Saco School DistrictSaco$2,000Frenchman Bay LibrarySullivan$2,000Literacy Volunteers of KennebecAugusta$2,000ArtsFarmingtonFarmington$1,791Holycon MusicRockland$2,000Portland Public LibraryPortland$2,000Portland OvationsPortland$2,000

September 12, 2022

MWPA is partnering on MHC’s statewide community readStarting this year, the MHC and Maine State Library are joining up Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance to make Read ME even better. The Read ME summer reading program has always aimed to elevate the work of up-and-coming Maine authors–in part by enriching the ways we bring together […]

September 12, 2022

Colin Woodard chosen as recommending author for Read ME 2023Colin Woodard is the author of six books including American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America; Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood; and The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier. […]

March 10, 2022

Join us to celebrate our biennial prizes for 2022Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pmConstance H. Carlson Public Humanities PrizesJoseph Jackson and Carol DanaMHC Facilitator PrizeWendy AllenMHC Program Partner PrizeLiteracy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset CountiesConstance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize This prize recognizes a Maine resident who is involved in the public humanities in […]

January 11, 2022

The Maine Humanities Council is honored to distribute more than $580,000 of funding for general operating support and project support to assist non-profit humanities and cultural organizations as they prepare for, respond to, and recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Funding for these grants is made available through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) initiative Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) as part of the […]

December 17, 2021

Guided activities happening now!  At The Big Question this year, the MHC will jump-start our multi-year engagement with Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism with two weeks of guided invitations, prompts, and curiosity-sparks delivered to your email inbox all springing from the question: What if …?  Curiosity-sparks delivered to your email inbox! Recordings created by our amazing guides just for this. Engage at your own pace! All the content […]

December 15, 2021

We’re thrilled to be offering the Discussion Project to a cohort of 30 organizations and individuals throughout Maine!   Bangor Public Library Bates College Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Brick Store Museum Cushing Public Library Defend Our Health Family Violence Project Lewiston High School Lewiston Public Schools Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties Long Lake […]