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Missouri Book Festival: “Where Stories Come to Life”

The festival runs from Aug 25 – 27, 2022, in Washington MO

MOmentum Gala Tickets

Buy your tickets now!  Event is September 10, 2022, at Third Degree Glass Factory, St. Louis, MO.  THEME:  the evolution of food and African American foodways

U.S. Grant touring exhibit is in Hannibal

The “Ulysses Grant’s Missouri” exhibit is on display in Hannibal from now until the end of August at the Mark Twain Museum in Downtown Hannibal.  Open 7 days a week. 

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. 

Remember the Past. Focus on the Future.

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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Claire with Missouri Humanities joined Chef Ben Welch on Fox2Now with Kim Hudson as they discuss the upcoming MOHumanities MOmentum Gala. The Gala is September 10th at the Third Degree Glass Factory. To purchase tickets and find out more, go to the segment at #momentumgala #foodways #africanamericanfood ... See MoreSee Less
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Missouri chooses "Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri" by Dan and Connie Burkhardt as its 2022 "Great Reads from Great Places" book selection for the National Book Festival in Washington, DC! With input from Missouri Humanities as the Missouri Affiliate for The Library of Congress Center for the Book and numerous literary and literacy-based organizations, authors, and educators from across the state of Missouri who serve on the Missouri Center for the Book Advisory Team "Growing Up with The River" will be part of the “Great Reads from Great Places” list for the 2022 National Book Festival of the Library of Congress. The list features books and authors representing the literary heritage of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Marianas. On September 3rd, Missouri Humanities will participate in the National Book festival’s “Roadmap to Reading” at the Washington Convention Center where each Affiliate Center showcases their book selection. On Saturday, August 27th, MH will present Dan and Connie Burkhardt with a “Great Reads from Great Places” certificate at the first-ever Missouri Book Festival, a regional literary celebration that will feature an array of programs and activities to promote literacy and encourage reading throughout the state. The Burkhardts will be presenting as part of the festival taking place in Washington, MO. ➡️ To learn more about the book, authors, and the National Book Festival, visit:➡️ To learn more about the Missouri Book Festival, visit:➡️ To learn more about the Missouri Center for the Book Advisory Team, visit: ... See MoreSee Less
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“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…..”

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“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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