National Humanities Medal

2014 National Humanities Medal

President Obama to honor ten distinguished humanities recipients on Sept 10
Gilded statue of Tut

King Tut in America

In celebration of NEH's 50th anniversary, we look back at the classic blockbuster museum exhibition that began as a diplomatic gesture and ended as the hottest ticket in town

Reflecting on Hurricane Katrina

NEH grants help preserve valuable cultural treasures in the wake of natural disaster and provide training for cultural heritage caretakers in disaster preparedness
open book on table

NEH announces $1.7 million for "Public Scholars"

NEH grants awarded to 36 authors to support popular scholarly books
The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe

NEH awards $36.6 million in new grants

Grants for museums, libraries, education institutions, and individual scholars include support for excavations of Plymouth Colony and publication of papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Explore the Humanities

Websites, apps, and digital projects supported by NEH grants

Exhibition Date: September 4, 2015 - September 25, 2015

Always Lost: A Meditation on War

Chatauqua Date: September 5, 2015 - September 6, 2015

The Story of Akwesasne: The Little Boy

Exhibition Date: September 8, 2015

The ZAP! 7 The Artists Who Took Over Maryland Parkway

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Alabaster piece from King Tut exhibit that toured the U.S. in the 1970s