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Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities celebrates its 40th anniversary with a major report

June 17, 2012 | By Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Louisiana, and generous private sources, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has invested more than $65 million in humanities programs and projects that, together with funds invested by our collaborative partners, represent a total economic impact of $455 million. These programs benefit families and senior citizens, teachers and students, librarians and tourists, filmmakers and scholars, small and large museums, and nationally-recognized festivals, further strengthening common bonds and replenishing Louisiana's fertile culture,

Through 40 years of sustained partnerships across the state and nation, LEH-funded documentary films, radio documentaries, and public humanities events reached an audience of more than 73 million people. More than 1 million Louisianans attended PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME and Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC) programs; acquired professional development through Teacher Institutes; browsed KnowLA—the digital encyclopedia of Louisiana history and culture; visited the Louisiana Humanities Center at Turners' Hall, LEH's home in New Orleans; read Louisiana Cultural Vistas; and received crucial funding for their projects.

adapted from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities INVESTMENT AND IMPACT FOR 40 YEARS