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Grants

We offer grant opportunities throughout the year to support locally-initiated public humanities programs that promote reflection, dialogue, and civic participation. Learn about projects we’ve funded and how to apply.

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Podcast

Human Powered is a podcast series produced by Wisconsin Humanities. Each episode tells the story of a community where imagination and relationships have changed the landscape.

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News

Read our latest announcements and take a deeper dive into topics that bring together experiences and reflections from across the state.

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Programs

We make connections happen! Explore our unique programs that spotlight contemporary issues and extraordinary individuals who contribute to the rich fabric of Wisconsin.

Happenings

The Farm/Art DTour

Take a free, self-guided driving tour of scenic Sauk County as part of the Wormfarm Institute's annual Fermentation Fest. The experience includes art, poetry, and food and is described as a 'magical mystery tour' plus cows! Maps are available at several sites Sept. 26-Oct. 4.

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Taking Back our Worlds

Taking Back our Worlds: Conversations during times of social distancing by Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures is a series of webinars with activists, scholars and residents of Milwaukee, WI and Newark, NJ discussing community struggles around justice.

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Immigrant Journeys Exhibit Tour

Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border ¡Mi travesía hasta Wisconsin! will restart at the Beloit Public Library. Visitors can view the exhibit from September 1st through 15th.

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Seeking Board Members

Wisconsin Humanities board members are chosen for their experience, geographic diversity, and commitment to the public humanities. Volunteer members serve three-year terms. You can nominate yourself or someone you know before October 1st.

NOMINATION FORM ➔

Humanities During the Pandemic

Superior Public Museums strives to preserve the rich history of Superior, Wisconsin, and to share that history with the community to “bring the past forward,” as Executive Director Megan Meyer puts it.

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