Smithsonian Sports Exhibition Delights Local Audiences

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, in cooperation with the North Carolina Humanities Council, continues its exploration and celebration of sports in our heritage as it hosts the local showing of Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. Hometown Teams will be on view through April 11.

Humanities Council Funds Exhibition on the History of Lebanese Immigrants in North Carolina

Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina, 130 Years of History opens at Levine Museum on March 7 and is the first exhibit to commemorate the history of Lebanese immigrants who have made North Carolina their home since the 1880s.  Researched and developed by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at N.C.

"O Beautiful Bug," 2014 Linda Flowers Award Winning Essay Featured on Indy Week

The North Carolina Humanities Council's Linda Flowers Literary Award honors a work of original fiction, nonfiction or poetry for outstanding writing about North Carolina.

“Cherokee Fabrics and Feather Capes” Free Talk at Museum of the Cherokee Indian

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is offering a free program Friday evening March 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ken Blankenship Education and Research Center on Highway 441 in Cherokee North Carolina.  “Cherokee Fabrics and Feather Capes” will include presentations by scholars and tribal members. 

Anna Deavere Smith to deliver 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

Anna Deavere Smith, an actress, playwright, professor, and 2012 National Humanities Medal winner, will deliver the 2015 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH), the lecture is among the highest honors the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, also exemplifies the values in the agency’s founding 1965 legislation, which noted that the “humanities belong to all the people of the United States.”

NC Humanities Council Invites Proposals Examining the Experience of War

The humanities can play a vital role in helping us to understand the human experience and to consider our obligations to one another.  The question of what we owe each other becomes particularly urgent when men and women serve in wartime.  For nearly the first time in a generation—since the War in Vietnam—Americans have lived with the ongoing consequences of war.  Since 2001 over two million American men and women have been deployed in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Like their predecessors, many recent military veterans have risked everything in serving their co

NEH teams with Warrior-Scholar Project to Expand Academic “Boot Camp” for Veterans Attending College

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chairman William “Bro” Adams and Yale President Peter Salovey announced Tuesday that a new partnership between NEH and the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) will expand the reach of programs that help veterans transition from serving in the military to four-year undergraduate programs.

Obama Administration Requests $147.9 Million for National Endowment for the Humanities in 2016

The Obama Administration today released a budget request of $147,942,000 for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for fiscal year 2016.  NEH, the independent federal agency that will celebrate its 50thanniversary this year, awards grants supporting research, education, and public programs in history, philosophy, literature and other areas of the humanities.

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Celebrating Sports in American Communities Coming to Mount Airy

Baseball. Soccer. Hockey. Bowling. Kickball. Surfing. People around the country are drawn to compete in these sports and many others. Still more gather on the sidelines to cheer for their favorite athletes and teams. Nowhere do Americans more intimately connect to sports than in their hometowns. The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, in cooperation with the North Carolina Humanities Council, will celebrate this connection as it hosts “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program.

Nominations for 2015 Caldwell Award for the Humanities

You are invited to nominate candidates for consideration by the trustees as the recipient of the annual John Tyler Caldwell Award for the humanities.