Signature Series

Explore Missouri's Foodways

Signature Series

Community

Engaging communities in thoughtful discussions

Community

Education

Events and lectures and traveling exhibits

Education

Grants

Grants to bring Humanities to your Communities

Grants

Heritage

Promote MO's cultural heritage & historical significance

Heritage

Literature

Missouri’s rich literary heritage

Literature
Speakers Bureau

Stories about MO’s culture, history, art, & people.

Speakers Bureau

Veterans

Encouraging veterans to tell their stories

Veterans

What is 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. 

Missouri Humanities programs remember the past by exploring Missouri’s Heritage, sharing Veterans stories, preserving Native American and Civil War history, and cataloging archaeological artifacts and sites. 

We focus on the future by supporting statewide environmental sustainability, providing educational opportunities to adults, and promoting literacy development for youth throughout the state. 

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Mission and Vision

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

Our vision is for a more thoughtful, informed, and civil society.

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We cannot do what we do without you! With your support as a contributing member, Missouri Humanities will continue to engage the people of the Show-Me State in the power of life-long learning.

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To strengthen the social, political, and economic fabric of Missouri through constructive conversation and community engagement.

Get Social with us!

“Missouri Humanities gave us the funding for travel, and we went. Set up on the wide front porch of the Womans Building, we collected interviews with a young engaged couple recovering from Covid, a female farmer, politicians, and a performer in a pastel hat and white gloves who introduced herself as Laura Ingalls Wilder…..”

Missouri On Mic

Reynolds Journalism Institute

“I just received the four Proud to Be books that I won at the drawing, written by American Warriors. I am the widow of a service connected disabled veteran and love the idea of letting veterans express themselves through writing! Thank you so much and I can’t wait to read them!”

Cynthia Inlow

St. Louis

“You are great patriots! Keep up the great work.”

Sunnie L Dee

Columbia, MO

“I met so many kind and wonderful people at your KC Open House. So much thanks to MH for all their continued support of art and artists. Love you guys!”

Tony Mena

Kansas City, MO

“We are so humbled and grateful to MH for funding our Critical Conversations: Art and the Black Body project. We are so humbled and grateful for the support.”

Marcis Curtis

St. Louis, MO

“MH offers so many wonderful programs and opportunities to everyone in Missouri. Small communities to big cities, MH is there for all to enjoy!”

Anna Hatridge

Farmington, MO

“I enjoyed attending the Celebrate Missouri’s German Heritage event, and celebrating GH Corridor. Fascinating people and the perfect venue in Jefferson City’s Mill Bottom District, within a stone’s throw of the state capitol.”

Bill Stine

Jefferson City, MO

“Thank you for preserving the history of Missouri. The work you do is powerful, and brings Missourians closer together.”

Daniel Green

Warrensburg, MO

“I completely support your environmental program and very much enjoyed attending your Earth Day Symposium. I hope everyone takes the time to watch your beautiful video!”

Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

St. Joseph, MO

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