Public Awards

Recognizing outstanding public humanities contributions.
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Museum on Main Street (MoMS)

The MHC is currently touring “The Way We Worked,” an exhibit addressing work in America between the late 19th and late 20th centuries.
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Family Literacy Project

Encouraging families to read books and talk about ideas together.
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Oral History Program

Documenting and preserving the history and culture of Mississippi.
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MHC Speakers Bureau

Connecting you with pre-approved speakers for events.
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Meaning of Service

Service volunteers sharing & discussing experiences.
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Picturing America

Telling America's story through art.
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January 17, 2015
Ohr-O’Keefe to Host Paintings by Margaret Rose Vendryes
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi — Various
January 29, 2015
Speakers Bureau: Margaret Walker, The Most Famous Person Nobody Knows
Pass Christian City Court Building, 200 W. Scenic Dr., Pass Christian — 7pm
January 31, 2015
Speakers Bureau: A Look at Mande Culture Through Traditional Music
4000 West Tidewater Lane, Madison — 7pm
February 3, 2015
Speakers Bureau: Holt Collier
107 S. Park Ave., Hattiesburg — 7pm
February 5, 2015 - April 4, 2015
Carthage Boys & Girls Club to Host Musical Informances
Leake Central Elementary School, 603 Hwy. 16 West, Carthage — various
February 7, 2015
The Power of Place: William Johnson
Judge George W. Armstrong Public Library, 220 South Commerce Street, Natchez ‐ 2:00 PM
February 10, 2015
Speakers Bureau: The Early Pioneer Settlers 1790-1840
Hatley Elementary School, 60286 Hatley Road, Amory — 8 am
February 11, 2015 - February 14, 2015
Dr. Pearl McHaney to Participate in Lectures on Eudora Welty
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2015 Public Humanities Awards Winners Announced

The Mississippi Humanities Council is delighted to announce recipients for its 2015 Public Humanities Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions by Mississippians to the study and understanding of the humanities.

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Council Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

The Mississippi Humanities Council has been awarded a $2,640 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the $1.34 million in grants the Commission will award in 2014-2015 and will be used to help fund storytellers for the MHC’s Family Literacy Project. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Changes Announced in MHC Grants Programs, Forms

The Mississippi Humanities Council’s grants program has undergone several changes. While the types of projects the Council funds remains unchanged, new forms and application requirements are being introduced.

Public Events Mark Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964, when hundreds of northern college students, most of them white, joined with local African Americans in communities across Mississippi to register voters, conduct Freedom Schools and promote civil rights.

MHC’s Family Reading Program on MPB Radio

Listen to MHC Special Projects Director David Morgan and professional storyteller Doris Jones demonstrate noisemakers at recent MPB radio/Mississippi Arts Hour interview for the Mississippi Humanities Council's Family Literacy Project. You can hear the podcast here.

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