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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September 13, 2022

Now Open: Visit The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

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

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September 1, 2022

Humanities Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Humanities Awards, presented annually by the LEH and recognizing the people, organizations, and projects that have made significant contributions to our understanding of Louisiana’s history and culture.

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News & Media

64 Parishes Publication Party in Monroe November 3

Join us Thursday, November 3, for the first 64 Parishes publication party since 2019 as we celebrate the launch of the fall archaeology issue with the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council at Biedenharn Museum and Gardens in Monroe.

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LEH Awards More Than $95K in Grants to 21 Humanities Organizations in 9 Parishes

The LEH has awarded 15 Rebirth Grants and 6 Strategic Partnership Grants to organizations across the state. With a total of $97,512 awarded, the funded projects are based in 9 parishes.

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Libraries and Community Partners Invited to Host Currents Program

Louisiana public libraries and community partners are invited to apply to host LEH’s popular reading and discussion series, Currents, which includes “Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America” and “Witness to Change: Conversations on Coastal Impacts,” beginning August 22, 2022.

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