Upcoming Events

September 26, 2016 6:30 PM in Waterford
Wisconsin's Civil War Program Tours by Historical Performer Judy Cook Event Details »

September 27, 2016 6:30 PM in Elkhorn
Wisconsin's Civil War Program Tours by Historical Performer Judy Cook Event Details »

September 28, 2016 4:30 PM in Milwaukee
"Three Generations of Migrants: A Family History," by Jesus Salas. A ShopTalk event. Event Details »

September 28, 2016 1:30 PM in Ellsworth
"What Folksongs Tell Us About Work in Wisconsin," presented by Jim Leary. A ShopTalk event. Event Details »

September 28, 2016 6:30 PM in Brown Deer
"The Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer in Today's Society," by Officer Corey Saffold. A ShopTalk event. Event Details »

David Maraniss ON Excellence
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"[L]ook for what is not there...look beyond the conventional wisdom and the oft-repeated stories to try to find the reality behind the myth."

David Maraniss is a nationally recognized journalist and author who has been honored repeatedly for his excellent work. As a Wisconsinite, and the recipient of more than one Pulitzer Prize, we asked him to share his thoughts on the subject of Excellence during our year-long celebration of the anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize.

Maraniss received his first Pulitzer over 20 years ago for his newspaper coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton. In the years since, many things have changed.

"The platforms for presenting news have changed and will change even more in the next generation, but I think there are two things more important than platforms, and they must not change."

Keep reading how David defines Excellence here

The Humanities make an impact Grants 101: Taking measure of your humanities project

It was a fabulous project. The best project. Everyone said so … Taking measure of your humanities project by Meg Turville-Heitz Evaluations. Ugh, why? – more

9/22
WI Pulitzer Prize-winning authors The Power of Cultural Institutions

Contemplating the fate of forgotten Pulitzer winners got us thinking about the power of cultural institutions to determine what continues to have currency. And – more

9/06
2016 WHC Grant Awards Announcing our latest Mini Grant Awards

It is Back-to-School time and our latest round of Mini Grants are going to support a handful of stellar public humanities projects to benefit schools – more

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