Missouri Humanities History – 
Founded by Congress in 1971, Missouri Humanities is one of the fifty-six state and territorial humanities councils that receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). 

For nearly 50 years we’ve been dedicated to helping Missourians explore the people, places, and ideas that shape our society. Our focus for the future remains the same; for a more thoughtful, informed, and civil society. 

Missouri Humanities is a 501(c)(3) organization. 

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Our History

Missouri Humanities opens offices in both Kansas City and Springfield, MO. Kansas City’s office is located in the heart of the city, in the Crossroads Arts District on 18th and Baltimore. Springfield’s office is located on the Drury University campus.  

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Under authorizing legislation from the U.S. Congress in 1971, Missouri Humanities was created as one of the 56 state and territorial humanities councils that are affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

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

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