We champion the humanities to enrich lives and expand opportunities throughout Louisiana.
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.
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More