Michigan Humanities Council Newsletter




The Way We Worked
Jan. 4 – Feb. 9 in Hartland
Feb. 19 – March 28 in Escanaba
Regions: Southeast & UP


Making Sense of the American Civil War
Thursdays throughout February
Region: Southeast


Tumult and Tragedy Exhibit
February 2-28 in Houghton
Region: U.P.


UMS Night School
Feb. 4 and 18 in Ann Arbor
Region: Southeast


My Dearest Friend
Feb. 9 in Kentwood
Region: West Central


Wham! Bam! Islam
Feb. 28 in East Lansing
Region: Southeast


Pathways to Freedom in the Americas
Now through March 31 in Detroit
Region: Southeast


Put it on Paper Exhibit
Now through August 2013 in Lansing
Region: Southeast


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Notice of Delivery Changes

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Final Major Grant Applications Due March 11Final Major Grant Applications Due March 11

For those Michigan nonprofits interested in applying for a Michigan Humanities Council Major Grant, please remember that applications are due through online submission by March 11. We are no longer accepting hard-copy applications...
Major Grant Applications

Randal Hoyer

Donor Spotlight: Dr. Randal Hoyer

This month, the Michigan Humanities Council is proud to highlight Livonia resident Dr. Randal Hoyer as our spotlight donor.

“As a member of the History Department faculty at Madonna University, I have had the pleasant experiences of participating in a number of MHC programs on our campus,” Dr. Hoyer said.

Donor Spotlight

Muslim Journeys

47 Mich. Organizations Receive National Bookshelf Program

The Michigan Humanities Council and 46 Michigan libraries have been selected to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and American Library Association (ALA).

Muslim Journeys

POL Update

This Month: Join us for 2013 Poetry Out Loud State Competition

It’s been quite the year for the 2012-13 Michigan Poetry Out Loud program. On Feb. 22-23, nearly 40 high school students – with proud teachers, families and friends – will arrive in East Lansing for their opportunity to be named the Michigan Poetry Out Loud State Champion and be one step closer to a $20,000 college scholarship.

POL update

Prime Time: It All Starts With A Story

PRIME TIME: It all Starts with a Story

Families begin to trickle in – boots wet with snow and faces full of anticipation for the evening ahead. First they gather for a group meal – sometimes homemade and other times donated from a local restaurant. Parents and children gossip about recess, homework and last week’s book themes.

Prime Time



  • Tune in to 1340 Newstalk WJRW (Grand Rapids) on Feb. 12 to hear a live announcement of the 2013-14 Great Michigan Read title...

  • Arts Council of Greater Lansing and Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs offer mini-grants for such areas as professional development...
  • The Presque Isle District Library received a major grant to commemorate 100 years of operations at the Calcite quarry...
  • And much more...


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