Become a Member of LEH

Become a Member of LEH

Joining the LEH as a member who gives annually helps us to:

Push boundaries and challenge ideas through diverse stories

64 Parishes believes that every corner of Louisiana has something to say. We work with writers, artists, and communities to tell stories that explore our past and reflect on our present, stories that are all about Louisiana.

Recognize and award culture bearers

LEH’s Bright Lights Awards celebration recognizes and honors individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the humanities and have made an impact upon Louisiana as we know it.

Increase literacy and strengthen families

In Prime Time, reading quality children’s books and discussing the humanities themes found within them, together—parent/caregiver and child – cultivate literacy, understanding of tough topics, and family bonding.

Bring programs to underserved and rural areas

In a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and the LEH, Museum on Main Street brings rural Americans one-of-a-kind access to Smithsonian-grade exhibitions and first-rate educational programs – allowing rural museums a chance to demonstrate their enormous talents and their meaningful contributions to small town life.

Make the excitement of poetry come alive

The LEH sponsors Poet Laureate public programming in libraries, museums, community centers, and other non-profit cultural institutions throughout the state.

Provoke critical thought and deep conversation

Whether through stories in 64 Parishes, author lectures, The Helis Foundation John Scott Center, or through our grants program, the LEH supports cultural efforts throughout Louisiana spurring reflection, thought, and conversations needed for a healthy democracy.