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

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.

“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

Jul
14
St. Paul – Shakespeare in Our Parks: Twelfth Night

The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) is delighted to host Classical Actors Ensemble during its 10th season of Shakespeare in Our Parks! Join us on the MHC lawn as we cheer, laugh, and swoon at this year’s production: “Twelfth Night, or What You Will.”

Jul
16
Glencoe – Sketches of Minnesota

Registration now open! Join the Minnesota Humanities Center, Danger Boat Productions, and local host partners for the inaugural Sketches of Minnesota civic improv comedy tour! These free events will use laughter and comedy to celebrate Minnesota communities, promote dialogue, bridge divides, and help find ways to work constructively across differences in today’s political environment.

Jul
22
Online – Resistance, Resilience & Reimagination Information Session

Join teachers of color and American Indian teachers from across the state in a year-long program designed to engage participants in navigating education systems with resistance, resilience, and reimagination.

Jul
22
Online – Resistance, Resilience & Reimagination Information Session

Join teachers of color and American Indian teachers from across the state in a year-long program designed to engage participants in navigating education systems with resistance, resilience, and reimagination.