We work for Louisiana’s people.

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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Let’s help make the humanities accessible to all.
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Let’s help make a measurable difference in Louisianans' lives.
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August 4, 2023

Meet Louisiana's Next Poet Laureate

Louisiana's next Poet Laureate is Alison Pelegrin. Want to host the Poet Laureate for a program? Learn more below.

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August 25, 2023

Upcoming LEH Events

We have a fun and engaging month of programming coming up! Browse our calendar of events for upcoming humanities programming at LEH's The Helis Foundation John Scott Center and around the state.

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News & Media

Open Now: Nominations for the 2024 Humanities Awards

LEH is now accepting public nominations for the 2024 Humanities Awards, an annual program honoring Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the state’s culture and history. 

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Celebrating the First Anniversary of the John Scott Center

Be a part of the celebration! The Helis Foundation John Scott Center is marking our first full year of being open to the public this month with unique programs throughout September. See the full schedule below, and be sure to mark your calendars!

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Inaugural Reading with Louisiana Poet Laureate Alison Pelegrin

Join the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in welcoming Louisiana’s newest poet laureate, Alison Pelegrin, at her inaugural reading in the post on October 4, 2023.

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