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

Holdingford – 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The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information.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.

Minneapolis – Learning from Place: Cedar-Riverside/West Bank

K-12 educators will receive 3 clock hours. Build your cultural understanding and awareness as you immerse yourself in Minneapolis’s Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, a community with a longstanding tradition of cultural diversity and settlement with a robust business and arts community.

Minneapolis – Minnesota Writers Series: Tartarus

April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, the Minnesota Writers Series will feature Ty Chapman and his debut poetry collection, “Tartarus,” published by Button Poetry. Join us in downtown Minneapolis at Open Book, for an afternoon of readings and discussions.

Learning from Place: Hmong St. Paul

K-12 educators will receive 4 clock hours. Build your cultural understanding and awareness as you immerse yourself within St. Paul’s vibrant Hmong community through an interactive, in-person experience.