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Oklahoma Humanities Council

At OHC, we’re providing funding and resources that support lifelong learning and a vibrant cultural life for all Oklahomans. The mission of the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) is strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life. OHC is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we strive to stimulate discussion, encourage new perspectives, and to actively engage people in the humanities disciplines, such as history, literature, philosophy, and ethics.



  Keep up with OHC's expanding social media empire!  Follow us on Instagram @okhumanities


  Hear OHC Executive Director Ann Thompson and Program Officer Caroline Lowery discuss our Hometown Teams Smithsonian traveling exhibit on the newest episode of The Living Room with Gerry Bonds.  Click here to listen online: www.thelivingroomgb.com/


Click here to apply to host the Smithsonian Institution's 2017 Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition called The Way We Worked. The application deadline is May 1, 2015. Exhibit requirements and tour specifications are available within the application.



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  • This Vietnam Veterans Day, "Native Oklahoma" Shares Veterans' Stories

    Press release courtesy of OETA -- The Oklahoma Network OETA presents a new look at the experiences of Native American Vietnam Veterans Monday, March 30, at 10pm; Encore Thursday, April 2, at 7:30pm Including stories from the Cherokee, Osage, Comanche, Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, Native Oklahoma: Vietnam Veterans features first-hand accounts of combat veterans who served in the conflict sharing their experiences both during service and after returning to a country deeply divided...

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