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Using philosophy, literature, art, music, history and language across our programs, events and partnerships—we focus on what unites us not divides us, in Minnesota and beyond. Keep reading to get to know our work and explore our blog.

In this place now called Minnesota, we learn from Dakota and Ojibwe people through stories of this land and its first people.

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Immerse yourself in Minnesota’s rich cultural heritage through literature, bilingual book projects, cultural events, and more.

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"We Are Water MN" explores the connections between the humanities and water through a traveling exhibit and public events.

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Drawing on the power of the humanities, Veterans’ Voices changes the narrative of Veterans and honors their contributions.

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Katie Carpenter America’s Secret War: A Multimedia Workshop Designed by and for Educators

Nov. 7, 2019 By Katie Carpenter

America’s Secret War: A Multimedia Workshop Designed by and for Educators

In the shadows of the Vietnam War, the CIA conducted a secret war in Laos that relied on Hmong soldiers to prevent the threat of communism from spreading deeper into Southeast Asia. Tens of thousands died, both in the fight and in the escape. The Twin Cities PBS (TPT) documentary, “America’s Secret War,” explores the … Continued

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Minnesota Humanities Center A Conversation with 2019 Jefferson Lecturer Father Columba Stewart

Oct. 3, 2019 By Minnesota Humanities Center

A Conversation with 2019 Jefferson Lecturer Father Columba Stewart

Why Cultural Heritage Matters Globally and Locally: A Conversation with Father Columba Stewart and Fred The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), and the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) are pleased to present Why Cultural Heritage Matters Globally and Locally: A Conversation with Father Columba Stewart and Fred de Sam Lazaro … Continued

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