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Spark Your Missouri Moment

Missouri Humanities is dedicated to enriching lives and strengthening communities by connecting Missourians with the people, places, and ideas that shape our society.



Experience the Humanities

Simply put, the humanities is the study of how people connect to the human experience through history, culture, and traditions.

The Humanities allow us to explore stories from people who came before us, appreciate places that have changed with time, and learn from past ways of thinking in order to form a brighter future for generations to come.


Working with national and local institutions and organizations to promote public dialogue through panel discussions, open Q&A’s, and interactive events.

Partnering with organizations to provide veterans and their families with an outlet for self-expression through writing.

Bringing awareness and commemorating our state’s local literature through expanding literary education for all Missourians.

Exploring our rich cultural heritage and historical significance with community events, workshops, and scholarly presentations.


Featured Events

Join us! Our events are the best way to get involved in person.

July 25, 2024

Missouri Humanities: An Important Public Purpose

July 27, 2024

Virtual Veterans Writing Workshop: Storytelling with Speculative Fiction

August 2, 2024

Capacity Building Workshop

How to get involved

Grants, Programs & Events


Ways You Can Join

Get all of the member benefits and become part of enriching Missouri communities!

Join or support the development of young professionals in Missouri’s cultural industry and raise awareness for the humanities!

We depend on the support of you! Individuals, foundations, and our corporate partners help us connect Missourians to the people, places, and ideas that shape our society.

Sponsor a single event, workshop, discussion, presentation, or more! Giving a gift supports impactful storytelling, lifelong learning, and civic engagement.

Connect with current members through special membership events!

Host an event in your town! Find an experienced speaker that sparks the imagination of your community to explore the place they call home!

We could use your help! Lend a hand at events near you or work with our team.

Explore an exhibit, listen to a symposium, or take your family to a community workshop. Discover the exciting place we call Missouri!

Give a Donation.

Apply for a Grant.