Our Mission & Vision

Established in 1972 as an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Wisconsin Humanities is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization governed by a volunteer board of directors who come from across the state.


Wisconsin Humanities strengthens our democracy through educational and cultural programs that build connections and understanding among people of all backgrounds and beliefs throughout the state.

We believe that strengthening our democracy is only possible when our work is grounded in knowledge and is fully inclusive, equitable, and accessible to all. WH trusts in our shared humanity.


Our Logo

The image of Wisconsin is comprised of three distinct faces. It is designed to represent the essence of our work – to bring together individuals and communities, each with their own story to tell.

Being human is a shared experience, and we are here to explore it together.

Who We Are

Our Work

Love Wisconsin Stories We invite you to get to know the people living in Wisconsin today.

What are the humanities? We believe our brains are wired for creativity and we all search for deeper understanding.

Human Powered Podcast Let us show you how lives are changed by experiences with the humanities.