About Us

The Minnesota Humanities Center offers a new way to think about our future—grounded in the humanities. Our state is rapidly changing and growing even more diverse. Look around. In case after case, in community after community, we too often choose not to listen to each other. As a result, we experience gaps and breakdowns.
The Humanities Center’s approach affirms we’re all in this together—using philosophy, literature, art, music, history and language—we focus on what unites us not divides us. 
We know that isolation and division are dangerous, both for individuals and groups. The Humanities Center helps people listen, connect, and understand each other better. We gather all voices and make clear that all narratives, including those that have been long absent from our education and public awareness, belong to the great human story.

Contact Us

Minnesota Humanities Center
987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106


651-774-0105 (Office)
651-772-4242 (Event Center)
866-268-7293 (Toll Free)


651-774-0205 (Office)
651-774-0045 (Event Center)


info@mnhum.org (Office)
meetings@mnhum.org (Event Center)

Staff & Board


Goals of Our Work

Offer meaningful resources to bring the humanities into the lives of all Minnesotans, building relationships, active engagement, and connections.

Strengthen our transformational work in advancing educational excellence and access for students and learners through the humanities.

Expand our collaborative and partnership work with individuals, groups, and organizations to engage multiple perspectives in order to build a more inclusive Minnesota.

Ensure effective and substantive evaluation of our programs and services.

Build the capacity of our full-service Event Center as a meeting ground—a place where diverse points of view are respected—and as an environment for active participation.


The Minnesota Humanities Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, relying on support from individuals, foundations and corporations, and government sources to grow and sustain our programs.

Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Advocate On Our Behalf
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