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

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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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August 18, 2022

Celebrate the opening of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

This September join the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities for live music, snowballs, tours, outdoor art activities for children and more as we celebrate the grand opening of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center.

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May 19, 2022

New Hub for Louisiana Social Studies Education

Thanks to a $900,000 grant from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, LEH is establishing the Institute for Louisiana Culture and History, a statewide educational hub providing reliable, accessible Louisiana social studies resources to students and their teachers.

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News & Media

Grand Opening Events for The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

The LEH celebrates the opening of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center with a public grand opening on Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with live music, snowballs, center tours, and outdoor arts activities for the whole family.

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64 Parishes Wins Local and National Awards

64 Parishes, the premier magazine of Louisiana history and culture published by the LEH, recently received several local awards, as well as a national award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Submit Nominations for LEH Board of Directors Now

We are currently seeking nominations of Louisiana residents interested in supporting educational innovation, explorations of history, and meaningful engagement with culture for our statewide Board of Directors.  

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