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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.



  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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  • The Smithsonian's Hometown Teams sports exhibit to visit Oklahoma

    Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Humanities Council will bring the Smithsonian Institution’s Hometown Teams traveling exhibit to six communities across Oklahoma in 2015. The Hometown Teams exhibit features images, videos, artifacts, and personal stories gathered from towns across the country. The exhibit shows how the essential qualities of sports – competition, fair play, and the zeal to win – embody the American spirit and influence our culture, communities, and lives.

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