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  • Rural Communities Invited to Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit

    Oklahoma City, OK—Oklahoma Humanities (OH), in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution (SI), will select five Oklahoma communities to host the traveling exhibit, Water/Ways, part of the Smithsonian’s “Museum on Main Street” program. Museums, libraries, historical societies, and other nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for this exhibit that explores the many ways in which people use water. The tour will take place from June 2019 to April 2020.“Museum on Main Street” is expressly de...

  • Carl Bernstein Will Speak About Fake News

    Oklahoma City, OK - Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Bernstein will appear on Thursday, March 22 in Oklahoma City at an event sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities. “An Evening with Carl Bernstein: Fake News! The Media, The Truth, and our Democracy” is a free, public event that will explore media literacy and the importance of a free press in a democracy.Bernstein, along with fellow Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, is credited with the investigative journalism that ultimately led to President...

  • New Grant Funds Available

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Humanities (OH) is now accepting applications from Oklahoma nonprofits wishing to apply for a Major Grant award of up to $8,500 or a Challenge Grant award of up to $15,000.The OH grants program encourages cultural programming on the local level across the state. Eligible projects must support OH's mission to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life. Grant pr...

  • Waurika Public Library Hosts Two OH Programs

    Oklahoma City, OK—Waurika Public Library is hosting a dynamic book group called Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma with “Working to Survive: Surviving to Work” as the theme of the current book discussion series. Americans seem to have an implicit understanding that achieving the American Dream is only compatible with hard work. But what happens when work is problematized?

  • A captivating book club for readers in northeast Oklahoma

    Oklahoma City, OK—Northeastern State University is hosting a dynamic book group at its Broken Arrow campus called “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma,” a program of Oklahoma Humanities.“Not for Children Only” is the theme of the current book discussion series. Do certain children’s books evoke feelings of nostalgia? What was your favorite childhood story, and what impact did it have in your life?

  • Oklahoma Humanities awards funds to statewide nonprofits

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- As the state's affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Oklahoma Humanities awards grant funds to nonprofits around the state for their programs in humanities disciplines. At a recent meeting of its Board of Trustees, $42,000 was granted to diverse humanities projects."These projects bridge the academic disciplines like history, literature, and philosophy to the general public," said Ann Thompson, Executive Director. "They bring the human s...

  • Oklahoma Humanities hosts open house at new headquarters on Sept. 23

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- An open house and ribbon cutting will be held at the brand new headquarters of Oklahoma Humanities, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and Canterbury Voices on Friday, September 23, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. This event is open to the public and will be hosted by board members and staff at the organizations' beautiful new office suites in the heart of Oklahoma City’s downtown Arts District.The new offices are located on the north side of the ground floor of the mixed-use Arts...

  • Oklahoma Humanities: Our New Name, Logo, and Location!

    Oklahoma City, OK -- The Oklahoma Humanities Council is excited to announce our brand new name, logo, and location: We are now Oklahoma Humanities!As we move into a new headquarters office in downtown Oklahoma City this month, we have adopted an updated name and logo to emphasize the important role of the humanities in our state.Executive Director Ann Thompson remarked, “Oklahoma Humanities will be a leader in shaping Oklahoma’s future. We have supported libraries, museums, schools, ...

  • OHC Grants over $90,000 to Fund Local Humanities Programs

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The latest round of grant funding from the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) will strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life. At a recent meeting of its board of trustees, OHC made awards and grant offers totaling $92,849 to 12 cultural organizations presenting humanities programs around the state. OHC accepts major grant applications twice a year to encourage public h...

  • War correspondent Sebastian Junger speaks at a free event in Midwest City

    800x600 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Award-winning journalist, film director, and bestselling author Sebastian Junger speaks at the Midwest City Library at 8:30 am on April 15 at a free event co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council. Junger has reported for over two decades from some of the world's most dangerous locations, and his 2010 bestseller War intimately portrays the lives of American soldiers in combat. His newest book, Tribe, to be released on May 24, explores lessons from tribal societi...

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