Providing a Gateway to Expanded Understanding, Curiosity, and Learning

The Minnesota Humanities Center collaborates with individuals, organizations, and communities to bring transformational humanities programming into the lives of Minnesotans throughout the state. Using story as a catalyst, we produce, create, and support projects and programs that explore a range of subjects.

We believe in the power of humanities to connect people and communities, bridge differences, interpret the complexities of our world, and positively shape our collective future.

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True Crime Why We Are So Obsessed

Upcoming Events

True Crime Why We Are So Obsessed

Online
Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Minnesota Humanities Center presents a thrilling conversation about what drives the popularity of the true crime genre. Explore this intriguing phenomenon and what it says about society with a panelist of experts.

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How Can We Breathe: Elders and Youth

How Can We Breathe: Elders and Youth

Online
Thursday, October 1, 2020
In this intergenerational discussion, participants and panelists will explore how present civil rights work is tied to past efforts and how we might spark positive change as we move toward creating a more perfect union.

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Veterans' Voices Award

Veterans' Voices Award

Online
Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Veterans’ Voices Award honors the outstanding work of Minnesota’s Veterans by celebrating their poetry, prose, essays, memoirs, and writings in an online format.

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Human-powered humanities takes all of us

See how Dakota and Ojibwe treaties with the U.S. government affected the lands and lifeways of the Indigenous peoples of the place now called Minnesota and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today.

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The Absent Narratives Resource Collection is a searchable database of ready-to-use videos, teacher guides, and readings to use in your classroom or workplace. Items included in the collection have been created or developed by MHC and its partners.

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The Bdote Memory Map began as a part of the “City Indians” multi-media installation at Ancient Traders Gallery on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis in 2005. This resource provides better understanding about the Dakota people’s relationship to Minnesota. Educator materials are included.

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