Maryland Humanities Council

Program Highlights


2014 Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony

Find out who won the Maryland contest and read the winning letters.

The 2014 One Maryland One Book Announced!

Learn more about Reyna Grande's memoir, "The Distance Between Us."

Make a Difference at Maryland History Day

Foster student historians at the state competition as a Judge


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Mt. Vernon Literary Walking Tour

Take this guided 90 minute walking tour with the Maryland Humanities Council, past Mount Vernon’s elegant mansions and majestic cultural institutions. Follow in the footsteps of the...
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Harriet Tubman: Meet the Woman

Known as the "Moses of Her People," Harriet Ross Tubman led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom by way of the Underground Railroad. She served in the Union Army as both a spy and...
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Maryland History Day State Competition

Come and see some of Maryland's brightest student scholars as they vie to represent Maryland at to the National History Day competition in June. Students work throughout the school...
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Read MHC's Blog - Recent Posts

April 14, 2014
The 2014 Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year
Faith Majors, 8th grade English/Language Arts Teacher at Samuel Ogle Middle School in Bowie, Maryland received the 2014 Christine D. Sarbanes Award on April 12,...
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March 10, 2014
Better Living through the Humanities
Occasionally we re-post the transcripts from archive episodes of Humanities Connection, MHC’s weekly segment on WYPR, your NPR Station. To continue the dialogue...
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January 10, 2014
Top Ten Picks: 2014 One Maryland One Book
Each year thousands of readers from across Maryland take part in One Maryland One Book, the state's largest reading and discussion program.  Out of over one hundred...
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About MHC

The Maryland Humanities Council is a private, educational, 501c(3) nonprofit organization that
stimulates and promotes informed dialogue and civic engagement on issues critical to Marylanders.

What is the Maryland Humanities Council?

MHC is a nonprofit that uses the humanities to stimulate and promote informed dialogue and civic engagement on critical issues.

The Maryland Humanities Council is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Maryland, and the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards.

What are the Humanities?

The humanities comprise the disciplines of the liberal arts, such as history, literature and poetry, classics, philosophy, ethics, jurisprudence, comparative religion, the interpretation of the arts, architecture and archaeology.

These humanities disciplines are tools that can help us to explore what makes us human, connect with others, and and discover meaning and richness in
our lives and for our communities.