Minnesota Humanities Center

Understanding each other better through the humanities

The Minnesota Humanities Center collaborates with individuals, organizations, and communities to bring transformational humanities programming into the lives of Minnesotans throughout the state.

Our Mission

The Minnesota Humanities Center connects our past, present, and future by bringing people together to increase understanding and spark change.

Director: Andrea Ellen Reed; Writer: Julianne Olsen; Videographer/Editor: Chris Jopp

Connect with MHC

Connect with MHC through our professional development offerings, immersive experiences, traveling exhibits, and more. Whether it’s online, at the Minnesota Humanities Event Center, or in your own community, we offer a variety of opportunities to connect, engage, and promote the humanities across Minnesota.

“The humanities protect and give life to our most enduring values. The very DNA of civilization is encoded in the poet’s song, the painter’s brushstroke, and the vibrant dialogue about ideas.”

Richard J.Franke – CEO of John Nuveen and Co. and Founder of the Chicago Humanities Festival

Upcoming Events

Oct
08
Minneapolis – Learning in Community: LGBTQ+ History in Downtown Minneapolis

Grow your understanding of this history with an interactive, in-person walking tour of downtown/central Minneapolis, an area deeply entangled with LGBTQ+ people’s stories, movements, and place in the world.

Oct
13
Hastings – We Are Water MN

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information. Visitors can explore stories both local and statewide and share their own stories of water’s importance in their life.

Oct
13
Eagan – We Are Water MN

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information. Visitors can explore stories both local and statewide and share their own stories of water’s importance in their life.