Programs that involve, inform, and encourage.
Audience members read about the 2009 Chautauqua speakers program
Each year Maryland Humanities Council programs reach nearly 1.5 million Marylanders.
In summer performances, scholar performers bring to life the personalities and accomplishments of important figures in history. Audience interactions through question and answer sessios make these shows fast-moving and fascinating. Presented at six locations accross the state.
Humanities Connection is a weekly segment on Mondays at 5:45pm on WYPR 88.1fm that explores the intersection of the humanities and our daily lives, featuring MHC scholars, highlighting grantee projects and programs, and more.
This Smithsonian Exhibit, traveling to five sites accross Maryland, explores the intersection between transporation and American society, from May 2012 to January 2013.
Maryland Center for the Book
A series of programs that promotes books, reading, libraries, Maryland writers, and the state’s literary heritage. For example:
- One Maryland One Book – What if your book group had five million members? One Maryland/One Book encourages Marylanders from across the state to read and discuss one common book to reconnect with literature and their communities
- Letters About Literature – Kids (grades 4-12) demonstrate just how life-changing a good book can be by writing letters to their favorite authors
- Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care® – Health care professionals at Maryland hospitals connect with patients and each other through reading and discussion
- Poets' Corner – Read, discuss, create, and experience poetry. Bring a poetry workshop to your town
- Literary Mount Vernon Walking Tour – Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore’s literary luminaries with our Literary Mount Vernon walking tour map
- Book Festivals – Celebrate books with thousands of other bibliophiles!
Maryland History Day
Much more than just a “day.” Each year, MHC encourages Maryland students to research, analyze, and develop their own year-long projects based on historic events and people. The competition begins at a school level and builds to county, state, and national contests.
Meaning of Service
The Meaning of Service program invites service volunteers to join in facilitated reading and discussion groups, allowing volunteers an opportunity to share their experiences and reflect upon why they chose to dedicate themselves to service.
Practicing Democracy brings Marylanders together to provide an opportunity for people of divergent views to convene for passionate, respectful and effective civic dialogue. Practicing Democracy uses the humanities to create a safe, shared space for open dialogue
Knowledgeable speakers engage audiences across the state on a wide variety of topics, reaching over 5,000 people annually.
MHC welcomes partnerships with other nonprofit organizations.