In communities across Michigan, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of residents and visitors alike. MI Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through community project grants, Museum on Main Street, and more.

PLEASE NOTE: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

Afternoon Jazz with the LL7 Latin Jazz Group

Hamburg Township Library 10411 Merrill Road, Hamburg, Michigan

The LL7 "Latin Jazz Machine". LL7 adds energy and excitement to Jazz!  This 7-piece group presents an exciting mix of both Latin and straight-ahead jazz, with an emphasis on tight, creative arrangements.    LL7 Features Sax, Trumpet, Trombone and vocals, driven by the rhythmic pulse of piano, acoustic bass, drums and Latin percussion.. Funding for this […]

SCHS 2024 Cinco de Mayo Concert Fundraiser

Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum 228 S Ridge St, Port Sanilac, Michigan

More information to be announced. Funding for this program was provided by Michigan Humanities –Arts and Humanities Touring Grant. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Michigan Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Family Program Drop In: “Scrap-Enger Hunt”

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Did you know that many Eastern-European Jewish immigrants got their start in Detroit as peddlers?  Peddlers brought goods and services door to door, often in backpacks or wagons. Now it's your turn!  Try your hand as a Hastings Street peddler.  Go on a “Scrap-enger” hunt throughout our exhibit, shlep a peddler’s wares, and enjoy making take-home […]

Catherine Cangany, PhD, “Kosher Meat Riot of 1910”

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Free with Detroit Historical Museum admission!  Check out our brand-new exhibit, "In the Neighborhood."  Stay for this fascinating and nearly forgotten story from Detroit's past, shared by JHSM Executive Director Catherine Cangany, PhD.  In 1910 the price of Kosher meat soared.  To feed their families amid rapid inflation, fed-up Orthodox women took on the Gilded-Age […]

An Evening with Angeline Boulley

Penn Theatre 760 Penniman Ave, Plymouth, MI

Join Plymouth District Library as they welcome author Angeline Boulley for an author talk, Q&A and book signing, hosted at the Penn Theater! Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director […]

Chaldeans: Portrait of a Community

Chaldean Community Foundation 3601 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI, United States

Part of a year-long initiative to share the Chaldean Story, this forum will explore the rich Chaldean culture. The event will feature music, traditional dance, storytelling, food, and more. There is no cost to attend, please register below for a chance to win a limited edition “Made in Nineveh” gift box! Registration is required; register online […]

Origin Stories Exhibit Opening and Kick-Off

Library of Michigan 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI

“Origin Stories" is a collection of 50 recorded oral histories detailing the arrival of Lansing residents from across the globe. Selections as broad as a Vietnamese boat person, the son of a Ukrainian shepherd, a family who made their way via the Erie Canal; a young couple from Alabama who were part of the Great […]

Kathlene Frances Fowler Program

Library of Michigan 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI

Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m., Library of Michigan, Lake Erie Room, Matt Lutzke, president of the Williamston Depot Museum will discuss his new book and relate the story of Kathlene Frances Fowler of Williamston who during the Harding Administration was one of the most important women in public service in Washington D.C. She would later […]

Measure for Measure

First United Methodist Church of Northville 777 Eight Mile Rd, Northville, MI

Measure for Measure was founded in 1988 by five alumni of the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, to provide an opportunity for men to perform music composed and arranged for male chorus. Under the leadership of its founding conductor, Dr. Leonard L. Riccinto, Measure for Measure debuted with seventeen singers in April 1989. Measure […]

ASL with Open Spot Theatre

Commerce Township Community Library 180 E. Commerce Road, Commerce Township, MI

Open Spot Theatre Company to present a four-week ASL and theatre series starting in May. These weekly workshops include ASL, theatre-style games, acting, dancing, and singing. All ages are encouraged to sign up for all four weeks to learn ASL and about the pillars of theatre. Open Spot Theatre Workshops are accessible to all and […]

Panel Discussion: Black Bottom Then & Now

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Black Bottom was a thriving Black neighborhood when it was torn down to create a freeway in the name of “urban renewal.”  Sixty years later, I-375 is slated to become grade level, presenting an opportunity for thirty-one acres of new development where Black Bottom once stood.  What will that new development look like, who will […]

Bath School Disaster Revisited

Library of Michigan 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI

The Bath School Disaster, America’s First School Terrorism Attack Revisited, Library of Michigan, Lake Erie Room with lecturer George B. Robson, son of the young man who was the 1927 Senior Class President and Valedictorian and his mother, sophomore at Bath School, both survivors of the tragedy. Funding for the Great Michigan Stories program is […]

Orion Art Center Presents The Art & Flower Fair

Downtown Lake Orion 21 East Church Street, Lake Orion, MI

Celebrate Spring with us at the annual Art & Flower Fair! Get outside and get downtown with us on May 18-19, 2024. The event offers 100 art and flower vendors, live artist demonstrations, a kid's area with many games, crafts, and cool things to do, and a beer garden with live entertainment all weekend, Lake […]

Firekeeper’s Daughter Book Discussion

Farmington Hills Community Library 32737 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI

You are invited to read Firekeeper’s Daughter by, Anishinaabe author, Angeline Boulley and participate in a discussion of the book. The event is in person, open to the public and will be held at the Farmington Hills Library. Copies of the book are available in the Society of Active Retirees (SOAR) office. Funding for the […]

Native American Voices

Farmington Hills Community Library 32737 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI

Reg Pettibone is a full blooded Native American from the Ho-Chunk Nation, Wisconsin. With his traditional upbringing, Reg both educates and entertains audiences through narration and dance to give the audience a true and better understanding of Native culture. The event is in person, open to the public and will be held at the Farmington […]

Celebrate Michigan

Grace A. Dow Memorial Library 1710 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland, MI, United States

Celebrate Pure Michigan at the Library! Join us on the Library Lawn for a Song and Dance Presentation by the Ziibiwing Center of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. We'll also be serving a dinner of Koegel's hot dogs, Better Made chips, and Faygo pop to celebrate all things made in Michigan! Registration is not required […]

Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out GRAND OPENING

Grand Rapids Children's Museum 11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI

Emotions at Play with Pixar's Inside Out on display at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum from June 1 through September 8, 2024 Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out, the first interactive exhibit based on the award-winning film, helps visitors – young and old – understand the important role emotions, memory and imagination play in our everyday […]

Summer Reading Kickoff: Adventure Begins at Your Library

Orion Township Library 825 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, Michigan

Celebrate the start of summer with our fun annual program outside at the library reading gardens. We’ll have blow-up obstacle courses, strolling entertainment, and fun activities hosted by local organizations along with two local food trucks (available for purchase). Register for summer reading during kickoff weekend for a chance to win a family prize pack […]