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EventsAug 16 Oklahoma City Oklahoma Humanities Awards Nearly $700,000 in American Rescue Plan Grants ...More Details
GrantsOur Grants Oklahoma Humanities grants encourage cultural programming on the local level across the state. Eligible projects must support the council's mission to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life...More Details
Spring | Summer 2019
Oklahoma Humanities Magazine
Oklahoma Humanities magazine fosters conversation and new perspectives through articles, interviews, and beautiful color images. From public policy issues to cultural heritage, you'll find an engaging forum for new ideas and productive civil discourse. Read the latest issue for free.
Through our partnership with humanities scholars
from across the state, we explore ideas that inspire all of us in Oklahoma to think more deeply about our lives, our communities, and our democracy. Oklahoma Humanities is an independent nonprofit founded in 1971 and the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Oklahoma Humanities’ BrainBox podcast uses the humanities to discuss issues affecting American society and culture. Join us as we interview some of Oklahoma’s most interesting and knowledgeable humanities scholars to explore how history, literature, ethics, philosophy, and other humanities fields inform our understanding of current events and the human experience.
Museum on Main Street
Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is a unique alliance of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Oklahoma Humanities, and cultural organizations in small, rural communities. MoMS exhibitions focus on broad topics in American history and gives host sites the opportunity...More Details
September 11 - October 23
Visit the Smithsonian at Johnston County Library!
October 30 - December 11
Visit the Smithsonian at Fort Gibson Historic Site!