Maryland Humanities Council

Program Highlights


Support One Maryland One Book

Attend an intimate reception with this year's author at the Peabody Court Hotel September 27

Food for Thought Festival September 20

With MHC support, the Accokeek Foundation's one-day festival explores issues surrounding local food & sustainability.

Enter the Maryland History Day Competition

The 2015 theme is "Leadership & Legacy in History."


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Food for Thought Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014 12 noon – 5 pm. Food for Thought is a festival that is as delectable for the mind as it is for the taste buds exploring the intricacies of our food system...
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Literary Walking Tour of Mt. Vernon

Take this guided 90 minute walking tour with the Maryland Humanities Council, past Mount Vernon’s elegant mansions and majestic cultural institutions. Follow in the footsteps of the...
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Mendes Cohen Living History Performance

Mendes Cohen was there. At Ft. McHenry when the bombs were bursting in air; at the Supreme Court when states rights were at stake; in Paris when the people prepared the barricades;...
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Read MHC's Blog - Recent Posts

September 10, 2014
The Human Element: "The Distance Between Us"
While reading The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande, at first I could not get over the impression that fiction books have made on me. As I read a novel, I choose...
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August 26, 2014
A Tale of Two Countries
This blog post was contributed by Bill Peak, Talbot County Free Library. Once, years ago, Melissa and I went on a long train ride down through Chihuahua toward...
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August 8, 2014
The Incarnation of our Maryland Flag
Flags represent your heritage and unity; they connect you to organizations, cities, states, and the country. The Maryland State Flag can be seen on our state welcome...
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About MHC

The Maryland Humanities Council is a private, educational, 501c(3) nonprofit organization that
stimulates and promotes informed dialogue and civic engagement on issues critical to Marylanders.

What is the Maryland Humanities Council?

MHC is a nonprofit that uses the humanities to stimulate and promote informed dialogue and civic engagement on critical issues.

The Maryland Humanities Council is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Maryland, and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards.

What are the Humanities?

The humanities comprise the disciplines of the liberal arts, such as history, literature and poetry, classics, philosophy, ethics, jurisprudence, comparative religion, the interpretation of the arts, architecture and archaeology.

These humanities disciplines are tools that can help us to explore what makes us human, connect with others, and and discover meaning and richness in
our lives and for our communities.