Upcoming Events

August 18, 2017 4:30 PM in Milwaukee
Nature of Culture-Dance Performance Event Details »

August 18, 2017 3:00 PM in Milwaukee
Nature of Culture-Community Event for the End of Summer Event Details »

August 19, 2017 10:30 AM in West Bend
Florence Eiseman: Designing Childhood for the American Century-MOWA Masters-Hem and Haw Event Details »

August 19, 2017 10:00 AM in Mount Horeb
Regional Folk Art: Creativity, Identity and Community-Live Artist Demonstrations David Sears (wood turning) and children's craft station. Event Details »

August 21, 2017 7:30 AM in New Richmond
John Doar Civil Rights History Trail Celebration-Photo and Memorabilia Exhibit Event Details »

The WHC receives about 90 percent of its funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Thanks to those funds, we support the creative work of schools, libraries, museums, churches, historical societies, colleges and civic groups that strengthen communities big and small, rural and urban, in every region of Wisconsin.

The President's FY2018 budget calls for shutting down the NEH. What happens to the NEH, and the Wisconsin Humanities Council, is in the hands of our representatives in Congress.

If NEH funding is lost, with it go all of our matching grants to community organizations. All our service to communities throughout Wisconsin will end.

You can help make sure that the humanities are available to everyone in Wisconsin. Here’s how!

From the Director Dena Wortzel What is the right response to hate?

Years ago, a friend of a friend was telling a story about a local horse deal, when she said something that took me aback.  – more

The day the boys came home

  For many veterans of the Vietnam War, coming home was not about waving flags, proud friends and relatives, and open arms, as it – more

Starting the Conversation in Beloit

The Wisconsin Humanities Council is committed to strengthening community life for every Wisconsinite. We are doing this using history, culture, and conversation in different – more