Upcoming Events

February 25, 2017 9:00 AM in Milwaukee
Let's face it: How Communities Remember & Repair Racial Trauma Event Details »

March 1, 2017 5:00 PM in Green Bay
Alice in Dairyland: Wisconsin's Agricultural Ambassador-Explorer Wednesday: Plant a Seed Event Details »

March 2, 2017 6:00 PM in De Forest
From Page to Stage Play Club-"Learning to Stay" Event Details »

March 3, 2017 6:00 PM in La Crosse
La Crosse Reads: Matthew Hefti Visit Event Details »

March 5, 2017 10:00 AM in Ephraim
"The Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer Today," by Corey Saffold. A ShopTalk event. Event Details »

State Federal Partnership
What is the National Endowment for the Humanities?

And how is the WHC connected to the NEH?

The NEH provides federal support to the WHC. Ninety percent of the WHC's operating budget comes from the NEH.

We administer the only grant program in the state devoted to the public humanities. Every year, WHC grants provide $120,000 in support of projects in schools, libraries, museums, churches, historical societies, colleges and civic groups in communities big and small, rural and urban, all over the state. Here are some examples of projects we have funded!

Learn more about our grant program and other WHC programs...

The NEH is an independent federal agency in the executive branch. By congressional mandate, the NEH provides general operating support grants to the WHC and all 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils. Learn more here!

Reggie Kellum performs Howard Brooks Living History: I played a black Civil War veteran

The annual “Talking Spirit’s” walking tour produced by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum highlights the local and state history buried in the picturesque Forest Hill – more

Photo of Rochelle's mother with her sisters in Missouri. Rochelle’s Story: Piecing together family history

by Rochelle Fritsch Stories passed down from grandparent to grandchild often tell stories of identity – who we were – and who we are. – more

American flag in a field From the Director: Looking for Leadership

In 2010, Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, finished his first year on the job and a 50-state “civility tour.”  – more