Michigan Humanities Council Newsletter




The Way We Worked
Jan. 4 – Feb. 9 in Hartland
Region: Southeast


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


Mary Chase Perry Stratton: Journey of a Pioneering Spirit
Now through Jan. 31 in Lansing
Region: Southeast


UMS Night School
Jan. 14 and 28 in Ann Arbor
Region: Southeast


Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press
Now through Feb. 2 in University Center
Region: East Central


Pathways to Freedom in the Americas
Now through Spring 2013 in Detroit
Region: Southeast


Tumult and Tragedy Exhibit
Through June 1 traveling the U.P.
Region: U.P.


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


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Smithsonian Exhibit Arrives in Hartland!

Smithsonian Arrives in HartlandWhat a better way to start the New Year than by welcoming a Smithsonian Institution exhibition to your town. On Jan. 4, the Cromaine District Library in Hartland had that great opportunity with the public opening of The Way We Worked.

The exhibit, coordinated in Michigan by the Michigan Humanities Council, is adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives. It draws from the Archives rich..

Touring Directory Launches for 2012-15

Donor Spotlight: Catherine Anderson

Catherine AndersonThis month we highlight Catherine Anderson, a longtime donor of the Michigan Humanities Council and former member of its Board of Directors.

When asked why she supports MHC, Anderson had this to say:


“As a former member of the Michigan Humanities Council in the ’80s, I was privileged to watch an extremely talented, hard-working staff, try to work miracles with too few resources...
Touring Directory Launches for 2012-15

Pewabic Pottery Exhibit Lands in Lansing

The Capital Area District Library (CADL) – Downtown Lansing – is hosting a Pewabic Pottery traveling exhibition through Jan. 31. The exhibit, made possible in part by a Michigan Humanities Council major grant, tells the story of Pewabic founder Mary Chase Perry Stratton.

GVSU Gears Up for Annual Fall Arts Celebration

POL Update

MHC Readies for State Poetry Out Loud Competition

As we begin a new year, the Michigan Humanities Council is anxiously awaiting its annual Poetry Out Loud state competition.

Hosted in Michigan through a partnership with Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, Poetry Out Loud is a national high school poetry recitation competition of the National Endowment for the Arts and Poetry Foundation...

GVSU Gears Up for Annual Fall Arts Celebration



  • On Dec. 14, radio listeners had the opportunity of hearing MHC Program Officer Carla Ingrando speak...

  • The Michigan Humanities Council was featured on the Nov. 26 edition of WCMU’s “Destination Michigan.”...
  • The Detroit Free Press released a special report on the Packard Plant and why it has to be demolished...

  • As we gear-up for our 2013 Poetry Out Loud competition, take a look at this interesting essay by...

  • Cromaine District Library, in Hartland, is the third site to host the traveling Smithsonian Institution...


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