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