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June 29, 2017 6:30 PM in West Bend
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June 29, 2017 2:00 PM in Milwaukee
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June 30, 2017 5:30 PM in Delafield
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The humanities in Wisconsin are in danger.

If you are reading this, your life has been changed by the humanities.

The WHC receives about 90 percent of its funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Thanks to those funds, we support the creative work of schools, libraries, museums, churches, historical societies, colleges and civic groups that strengthen communities big and small, rural and urban, in every region of Wisconsin.

The President's FY2018 budget calls for shutting down the NEH. What happens to the NEH, and the Wisconsin Humanities Council, is in the hands of our representatives in Congress.

If NEH funding is lost, with it go all of our matching grants to community organizations. All our service to communities throughout Wisconsin will end.

You can help make sure that the humanities are available to everyone in Wisconsin. Here’s how!

Mini Grant Awards Announced

We’re pleased to award $8,000 to four great projects that tackle everything from support for youth information literacy to a Civil Rights History Trail – more

Building Citizens for their Future

  Why is learning to be a citizen something youth need? What good is it? Why should we care? Why should THEY care? New – more

A complicated truth: Milwaukee History

On this day in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that segregation of public schools “solely on the basis of race” denies black – more