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Voices of Indiantown Film Screening

Join the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance for a screening of the film "Voices of Indiantown." "Voices of Indiantown," a 25 minute documentary, tells the stories of the children...
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Local Traditions

Local Traditions is an exhibit featuring folk artists and tradition bearers local to the Sandy Spring neighborhood. The exhibit features highlights of a series of recorded interviews...
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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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Read MHC's Blog - Recent Posts

July 9, 2014
Happy Crabs Have Old Bay Seasoning: A Brief History
You’re at your local supermarket and you walk down the spice aisle. Tubes of spices – basil, oregano, thyme – line a section of the wall, but a yellow, red...
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June 25, 2014
Chautauqua Scholar Q&A: Kelley Rouse as Georgia O’Keeffe
So what about those Georgia O’Keeffe flower paintings? This week’s Q&A with Kelley Rouse, performer of Georgia O’Keeffe for this year’s Chautauqua series...
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June 17, 2014
Chautauqua Scholar Q&A: Marian Licha as Frida Kahlo
The Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) Chautauqua event is less than a month away, and in preparation for the performances, MHC spoke with the women headlining the...
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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.