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.
To spark positive change by increasing collective understanding of ourselves, our communities, and our histories through stories and experiences.
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.
In this three-part discussion series, we will consider how gender and sexuality are refracted, or how their meaning and social expression are changing and moving as we think through the topics of transgender rights, book bans, and masculinity. This session of Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series, will seek to pull apart the term toxic masculinity and look instead at detoxing masculinity.
The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council’s Language Revitalization Working Group, partnering with the Minnesota Humanities Center, is hosting the 3rd annual Dakota & Ojibwe Languages Symposium! This two-day symposium will be held on Thursday, Feb. 29th and Friday, March 1st at Treasure Island Resort and Casino.
The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information.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.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, through its Understand Native Minnesota campaign, is hosting two free Educator Academy events on February 21 and March 14, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. These one-day events offer professional development workshops to introduce K-12 educators to a variety of ways to teach Native American topics in classroom settings.