Michigan Humanities Statewide Awards Announced

Michigan Humanities (MH) is pleased to announce the award winners of our inaugural Michigan Humanities Awards 2019. The winners are from Ann Arbor, Harbor Springs, Grand Rapids and Detroit, showing the range of the wonderful humanities work being done in our state....

2019 Michigan Poetry Out Loud Champion

Tajah-Rayne Davise from Calumet High School has been named the 2019 Poetry Out Loud State Champion for Michigan after completing three rounds of the annual recitation competition at the Lansing Crowne Plaza on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2. Davise took top...

Rural America Examined in New Smithsonian Exhibit

Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce the selected host sites for the 2019–2020 tour of a national Smithsonian Institution exhibition, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” which explores the past, present, and future of rural American communities. Since 1900,...

Detroit selected as site for 2021 National Humanities Conference

Michigan Humanities (MH) is pleased to announce that Detroit, Michigan has been selected as the host city for the 2021 National Humanities Conference. “We are delighted with being able to showcase our state and the work of our council,” said Shelly Kasprzycki,...

Michigan Humanities Awards $185,130 in Grants for Cultural Programming

Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce $185,130 in grants to 15 Michigan organizations in support of public humanities programming. In addition to this direct support, each agency was required to present matching cash or in-kind cost share, bringing an additional...

Announcing Third Coast Conversations Grant Recipients

The Michigan Humanities is pleased to announce the communities and organizations awarded $5,000 through the Third Coast Conversations: Dialogues about Water in Michigan program, an initiative made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities....

Program and Grant Survey

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NEH Chair, Jon Parrish Peede, Visits Michigan

The Detroit Public Library is holding a special session with National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Deputy Chairman Jon Parrish Peede on Thursday, April 12th at 4:30 pm at the Main Branch.  Chairman Peede will be meeting library patrons and guests, and talking...

Michigan Humanities names Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki President & CEO

The Michigan Humanities (MH) Board of Directors and staff are pleased to announce Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki has been named President & CEO, after 27 months of service as Executive Director. Anne Belanger, MH Board Chair said, “Michigan Humanities is positioned to...