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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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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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October 26, 2021

LEH home to new mural dedicated to John Scott

Our New Orleans headquarters is home to a new, large-scale mural by local artist Ayo Scott. The mural, which is part of "Unframed" presented by The Helis Foundation, presented by the Arts Council New Orleans, is dedicated to his father, the late artist John Scott and precedes the opening of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center in early 2022.

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News & Media

64 Parishes Receives Eight Press Club Awards Nominations

We’re excited to announce that 64 Parishes and contributors have been nominated eight times across seven categories in the 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards by the Press Club of New Orleans.

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Nominations for the 2023 Humanities Awards opening August 1

On August 1 the LEH will begin accepting public nominations for the 2023 Humanities Awards, our annual program honoring Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the state’s culture and history.

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“Who Gets to Vote” 2022 Schedule of Programs Announced

LEH’s Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America is a book club program focused on fostering conversations about the history of voting—and efforts to suppress the vote—in the United States.

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