Exploring our past

Missouri Humanities has had many amazing programs over the years. Here are some that are no longer available.  Let’s explore some of them.

Summer Teachers Academy 2021 – 

“Contested Elections, Electoral Calamities, and Controversial Transitions in Presidential Power.”

Black History – 

Our Black History Program partners with several organizations throughout the state to create and sustain programs dedicated to increasing our understanding of the Black experience in Missouri. 

CARES Act Funding – 

On June 24th, 2020 Missouri Humanities announced that 76 organizations received a collective amount of $535,400 in grants supplied through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Democracy and the Informed Citizen – 

On September 22nd, 2020 we are hosting “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” virtually. This program is made possible by the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and is administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. 

Traveling Exhibits – 

An important facet of our mission is to bring the humanities to every corner of Missouri. One important way we do this is by working with our partner scholars to build engaging exhibits that can easily travel the state. 

Bicentennial – 

Our Bicentennial programming is a three-year commemoration of the region, people, and 114 unique counties that make up Missouri. We aim to engage Missourians of all ages, and visitors alike, in educational programs, community activities, and fundraising initiatives that explore our state’s past and look towards its future. 

Friends of Missouri Humanities – 

The Missouri Humanites ‘Friends of Missouri Humanites’ group seeks to establish members who are young professionals in St. Louis, Columbia, Springfield, and Kansas City. Each city has a designated FOMH chapter, who’s focus will remain locally based while simultaneously supporting the entire state of Missouri.

Future of Work – 

The Future of Work explored the central role of work in our lives by exploring a number of important questions about the past, present and future of work.

Heritage Tourism in Missouri – 

Our cultural heritage workshops work to provide the tools and resources necessary for communities to re-evaluate their cultural heritage assets in an effort to begin or revive programming, tourism, and economic development opportunities in their area.

Just Listening – 

This project took shape in 2014 as community response grew for social justice in Ferguson, Missouri. Partnering with the University of Missouri – St. Louis, we created the video to the right, a 21 -minute documentary that focuses on art as a reaction to tragedy as a form of activism.