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We champion the humanities to enrich lives and expand opportunities throughout Louisiana.

The humanities are the living, dynamic lens through which we see the world.

The humanities act as a gateway for every person to discover and realize their full potential and connect us to our history, traditions, and the values that define who we are.

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June 1, 2023

Read the current issue of 64 Parishes magazine

Read the latest issue of LEH's award-winning quarterly magazine, 64 Parishes, all about Louisiana history, culture, and more.

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September 13, 2022

Now Open: Visit The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

The Helis Foundation John Scott Center is open now Thursday through Saturday, 12 to 6 p.m., at 938 Lafayette Street in downtown New Orleans.

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News & Media


Summer Screenings at the Center

This July The Helis Foundation John Scott Center and the LEH will highlight recent Humanities Documentary Film of the Year award winners with Summer Screenings at the Center. Screenings will take place select Saturday afternoons in July at the center, and admission to the center and the screenings will be free.  

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Institute for Louisiana Culture and History Announces Regional Workshops

This coming school year LEH will host four Institute for Louisiana Culture and History workshops for social studies K–12 educators around the state, with a focus 18th-century Louisiana history in alignment with LDOE’s new 6th-grade social studies standards.

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Four Sites Receive Grants to Host “Iron Sharpens Iron” Currents Program

LEH’s popular reading and discussion series, Currents, which includes the book club programs “Who Gets to Vote?” and “Witness to Change,” expands to include a film discussion program on “Iron Sharpens Iron.”

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