Our Blog

Image for Minnesota Humanities Center Names New CEO

Minnesota Humanities Center Names New CEO

June 3, 2019 - By Bryan Ljung

I am pleased to announce Kevin Lindsey, J.D, as the Minnesota Humanities Center’s (MHC) new CEO. Kevin is a widely respected advocate and lawyer with a wealth of experience in public policy and education reform. A proven changemaker, Kevin’s career has focused on finding solutions to complex issues and strengthening…

Read More
Image for Share Your Story of Military Service

Share Your Story of Military Service

May 22, 2019 - By Blake Rondeau

Many Veterans hesitate or worry that they don’t have a ‘great’ story to tell or aren’t good at writing it down. I was one of those Veterans. When I attended my first Warrior Writers Workshop in 2018, all I could think about was how I hadn’t deployed to Iraq or…

Read More
Image for For Accurate Narratives of Disability, Let People Speak for Themselves

For Accurate Narratives of Disability, Let People Speak for Themselves

May 7, 2019 - By Ally Kann

When I was younger, I don’t think I really knew what it meant when my parents told me that my sister has a disability. Maria was born with Down Syndrome—an intellectual and developmental disability. While I watched my friends’ siblings grow up through the “average” public school system, playing sports,…

Read More
Image for Walking the Red Lake River or Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga’iganiiwi-ziibi

Walking the Red Lake River or Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga’iganiiwi-ziibi

April 30, 2019 - By Sharon Day

This river flows out of Lower Red Lake on its western border. It makes its journey through marshy swampland, into prairie, and then farmland. The riverbanks become steeper, becoming large eroding cliffs and thickly forested. I find myself excited thinking about this new Nibi Walk that begins on the…

Read More
Image for Dream. Test. Learn. Repeat…

Dream. Test. Learn. Repeat…

April 26, 2019 - By Jennifer Tonko

Do you have a big idea that you would like to try out? Do you want to do something fun, funky, weird, risky, or even ‘out there?’ The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) wants to spark your creativity and your ingenuity. The Humanities Innovation Lab supports individuals and organizations that…

Read More
Image for The Future is Ours to Shape

The Future is Ours to Shape

April 18, 2019 - By Amy K. Hamlin

I work at St. Catherine University where I am an Associate Professor of Art History and also one of three mission chairs. At St. Kate’s, our mission is to educate women to lead and influence. The three mission chairs correspond to the three pillars of our mission: Catholic, women,…

Read More
Image for Treaties Matter

Treaties Matter

April 11, 2019 - By Jacob Jurss

This post originally appeared on the East Side Freedom Library blog as they hosted the “Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” exhibit. It is reprinted here with permission. Treaties matter. They matter even if the United States fails to recognize the rights of American Indian tribes…

Read More
Image for The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing

April 5, 2019 - By Louise Woehrle

Growing up, I remember my dad talking about his experiences during WWII in the Pacific. I remember studying every page of his Seabee book and seeing photos of him in uniform as Chief Petty Officer. I remember a little cigar box with tissue inside that held his dog tags, a…

Read More
Image for Fund Your Community Goals Through the Humanities

Fund Your Community Goals Through the Humanities

April 1, 2019 - By Minnesota Humanities Center

The Minnesota Humanities Center has a new partnership opportunity! The Community Partner Fund offers two years of funding and fosters collaboration between two or more neighborhood or community organizations to address community-identified goals and opportunities. The focus reflects two core beliefs: Neighborhoods and community organizations often keep and carry…

Read More