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Civil War Discussion Reminder that applications are due Sept. 7 for the Making Sense of the American Civil War discussion program. This five-part scholar-led reading and discussion series will focus on perspectives of the American Civil War and the varying experiences of individuals from different genders, ethnicities and backgrounds during that time period.

This program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association and Michigan Humanities Council. Twenty-five copies of three different books, as well as additional discussion materials, are provided to host institutions.

For more information and an application, click here.



The Smithsonian Comes to Rogers City

The Smithsonian Comes to Rogers CityPresque Isle County, home to the world’s largest limestone quarry and known for its industrial past, will be the first Michigan site to host the traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition, The Way We Worked.

The Presque Isle County Historical Museum is one of six Michigan sites to host the exhibition, coordinated by the Michigan Humanities Council, and is the only northern Michigan site in the Lower Peninsula. It will be on public display from Sept. 15 – Oct. 28 at the museum’s Henry & Margaret Hoffman Annex, 175 W. Michigan Ave., Rogers City. Admission is free.

Touring Directory Launches for 2012-152012-15 Touring Directory Launches

Attention Michigan nonprofits: the 2012-15 Arts & Humanities Touring Directory is now available! The directory, a joint collaboration of the Michigan Humanities Council and Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, features 175 of Michigan’s top arts and humanities performers.

Touring Directory Launches for 2012-15

Register Now for 2012-13

Register Now for 2012-13
Poetry Out Loud

If you've had the opportunity to see a Poetry Out Loud competition or have been involved, you already know that the students wear passion on their sleeves. At the state competition, they eagerly await their turn on stage, pacing nervously outside the auditorium and practicing their poems.

Register Now for 2012-13

Application Call: 2013 Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit

Application Call: Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit

The Michigan Humanities Council, with the Smithsonian Institution and Museum on Main Street, is looking for six Michigan nonprofit organizations to host a 2013 traveling exhibition.

Application Call: 2013 Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit

GVSU Gears Up for Annual Fall Arts Celebration

GVSU Gears Up for Annual Fall
Arts Celebration

An annual event since 2003, Grand Valley State University is ready once again to host its Fall Arts Celebration – a popular showcase for the arts and humanities in West Michigan.

GVSU Gears Up for Annual Fall Arts Celebration



  • The Michigan Humanities Council will present PerformFest on Oct. 10 in East Lansing...
  • On Sept. 17, the National Endowment for the Humanities is sponsoring a day-long series of events in celebration of the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s declaration that abolition...
  • A documentary about the Detroit Fire Department is scheduled to premiere Sept. 28 at the Fillmore Theater...
  • Attention Michigan libraries: the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association have put out an application call for its Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys...

Grant Period opening soon for major, touring grants


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