State and Jurisdictional Humanities Councils

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The humanities councils support local humanities programs and events. The councils are funded in part by the federal government through NEH's Office of Federal/State Partnership (Fed/State). They also receive funding from private donations, foundations, corporations, and, in some cases, state government.

Stories about the work of state and jurisdictional humanities council are on the Fed/State page. Articles about the public humanities programming by state and jurisdictional humanities councils appear in most issues of Humanities, as do articles about council executives. To find out more about the humanities councils near you, browse the alphabetical listing by state and jurisdiction, below.

A printable version of the contact information for the state and jurisdictional humanities councils can be found here (PDF).

Alabama
Alabama Humanities Alliance
1100 Ireland Way, Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 558-3980 
alabamahumanities.org

@ALHumanities

Alabama Humanities Alliance

@alabamahumanities

Board chair: Joseph Aistrup
Executive: Charles Holmes

Alaska
Alaska Humanities Forum
421 W. 1st Ave, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

(907) 770-8400
akhf.org

@akhumanities

Board chair: Judith Owens-Manley
Executive: Kameron Perez-Verdia

 

American Samoa
Amerika Samoa Humanities Council
P.O. Box 5800
Pago Pago, AS 96799
(684) 633-4870 / (684) 633-4871 (fax)
ashcouncil.org
Amerika Samoa Humanities Council

Board chair: Fai'ivae Iuli Alexander

Executive: Niualama Taifane 

 

 

Arizona
Arizona Humanities
The Ellis-Shackelford House
1242 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 257-0335 / (602) 257-0392 (fax)
azhumanities.org

@AZHumanities

Arizona Humanities

@azhumanities

Board chair: Dr. James Blasingame
Executive: Brenda M. Thomson 

 

Arkansas
Arkansas Humanities Council
1400 W. Markham Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-353-0349
arkansashumanitiescouncil.org
@arhumanitiescouncil


Board Chair: Dr. Joseph Key 
Executive: Jama Best 

 

 

California
California Humanities
538 9th Street, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607

PO Box 65917
Los Angeles, CA
90065


(415) 391-1474
calhum.org

@california_humanities

California Humanities

Board chair: Oliver Rosales
Executive: Julie Fry 

 

Colorado
Colorado Humanities
7935 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 450
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 894-7951 / (303) 864-9361 (fax)
coloradohumanities.org

@cohumanities

@coloradohumanities

Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book

Board chair: Taffy Lee
Executive: Margaret A. Coval 

 

Connecticut
Connecticut Humanities
100 Riverview Center, Suite 290
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 785-9640 
cthumanities.org

@CTHumanities

@cthumanities

Connecticut Humanities

Board chair: Helen Higgins
Executive: Jason Mancini 

 

Delaware
Delaware Humanities
100 West 10th Street, Suite 509
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 657-0650 
dehumanities.org

@dehumanities

Delaware Humanities

Board chair: Thomas Williams
Executive: Michele Anstine 

 

District Of Columbia
Humanities DC
1804 T Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

(240)-266-8453
humanitiesdc.org

@HumanitiesDC

@humanities_dc

Humanities DC

Board Chair: Maceo Thomas
Executive: Rebecca Lemos-Otero

 

Florida
Florida Humanities
599 2nd Street S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5005
(727) 873-2000 / (727) 873-2014 (fax)
floridahumanities.org

@FlHumanities

@flhumanities

Florida Humanities

Board chair: Thomas Luzier
Executive: Dr. Nashid Madyun

Georgia
Georgia Humanities
50 Hurt Plaza, SE, Suite 595
Atlanta, GA 30303-2915
(404) 523-6220 / (404) 523-5702 (fax)
georgiahumanities.org

@gahumanities

@gahumanities

Georgia Humanities

Board chair: Thomas E. Daniel
Executive: Laura McCarty 

 

Guam
Humanities Guåhan
Reflection Center
222 Chalan Santo Papa, Suite 106
Hagatna, GU 96910
(671) 472-4460 / (671) 472-4465 (fax)
humanitiesguahan.org

@guhumanities

@humanitiesguahan

Humanities Guåhan

Board chair: Elfrieda Koshiba
Executive: Kimberlee Kihleng 

Hawaii
Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities
3599 Wai‘alae Avenue, Room 25
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 732-5402 / (808) 732-5432 (fax)
hihumanities.org

@hihumanities

@hihumanities

Hawai'i Council for the Humanities

Board chair: Mary Therese Perez Hattori
Executive: Aiko Yamashiro 

 

Idaho
Idaho Humanities Council
217 West State Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 345-5346 / (208) 345-5347 (fax)
idahohumanities.org

@IdahoHumanities

@idahohumanities

Idaho Humanities Council

Board chair: Margaret Johnson
Executive: David Pettyjohn 

 

Illinois
Illinois Humanities
125 S. Clark Street,, Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 422-5580 / (312) 422-5588 (fax)

600 Troy Road N4, Room 207
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 468-5580


ilhumanities.org

@ILhumanities

@ilhumanities

Illinois Humanities

Board chair: Susan Eleuterio
Executive: Gabrielle Lyon

Indiana
Indiana Humanities
1500 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 638-1500 / (800) 675-8897 (fax)
indianahumanities.org

@INHumanities

@inhumanities

Indiana Humanities

Board chair: Chris Gahl
Executive: Keira Amstutz 

Iowa
In partnership with NEH, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs makes subawards with NEH funding to support the state’s cultural sector.

State Historical Building
1st and 2nd Floor West

600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5111

iowaculture.gov

Director: Chris Kramer

Kansas
Humanities Kansas
112 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 400
Topeka, KS 66603
(785) 357-0359 / (785) 357-1723 (fax)
humanitieskansas.org

@humanitiesks

@humanitieskansas 

Humanities Kansas

Board chair: Lori A. Goetsch
Executive: Julie Mulvihill 

Kentucky
Kentucky Humanities
206 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 257-5932 / (859) 257-5933 (fax)
kyhumanities.org

@KYHumanities

@kyhumanities

Kentucky Humanities

Board chair: Charles W. Boteler
Executive: Bill Goodman 

 

Louisiana
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 523-4352
leh.org

@LA_Humanities

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

@lahumanities

Board chair: Melinda Mintz
Executive: Miranda Restovic 

 

Maine
Maine Humanities Council
674 Brighton Avenue
Portland, ME 04102-1012
(207) 773-5051 / (207) 773-2416 (fax)
mainehumanities.org

@MaineHumanities

@mainehumanities

Maine Humanities Council

Board chair: Mazie Hough
Executive: Samaa Abdurraqib

Maryland
Maryland Humanities
108 West Centre Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4565
(410) 685-0095 / (410) 685-0795 (fax)
mdhumanities.org

@MDhumanities

Maryland Humanities

Board chair: Mary Hastler
Executive: Lindsey Baker

 

 

Massachusetts
Mass Humanities
66 Bridge Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 584-8440 / (413) 584-8454 (fax)
masshumanities.org

@MassHumanities

@masshumanities

Mass Humanities

Board chair: Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello
Executive: Brian Boyles

 

 

Michigan
Michigan Humanities
2364 Woodlake Drive, Suite 100
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 372-7770 
michiganhumanities.org

@mihumanities

@mihumanities

Michigan Humanities

Board chair: Celeste Diehm
Interim Executive Director: Jennifer Rupp

 

Minnesota
Minnesota Humanities Center
987 East Ivy Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55106
(651) 774-0105
mnhum.org

@humanities

@mnhumanities

Minnesota Humanities Center

Board chair: Les Heen
Executive: Kevin Lindsey

 

Mississippi
Mississippi Humanities Council
3825 Ridgewood Road, Room 311
Jackson, MS 39211
(601) 432-6752 / (601) 432-6750 (fax)
mshumanities.org

@MSHumanities

Mississippi Humanities Council

Board chair: Dr. Preselfannie McDaniels
Executive: Stuart Rockoff 

Missouri
Missouri Humanities
105 N Main, Ste. 108
St. Charles, MO 63301 
(314) 781-9660
mohumanities.org

@MoHumanities

Missouri Humanities Council

Board chair: Marilynn Bradford
Executive: Ashley Beard-Fosnow

Montana
Humanities Montana
311 Brantly
Missoula, MT 59812-7848
(406) 243-6022
humanitiesmontana.org

@HumanitiesMT

@humanitiesmontana

Humanities Montana

Board chair: Carla Homstad
Executive Director: Randi Tanglen

Nebraska
Humanities Nebraska
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 474-2131
humanitiesnebraska.org

@HumanitiesNe

Humanities Nebraska

Board chair: Connie Duncan 
Executive: Chris Sommerich 

Nevada
Nevada Humanities
1670-200 North Virginia Street, P.O. Box 8029
Reno, NV 89507-8029
(775) 784-6587 & (800) 382-5023 / (775) 784-6527 (fax)

1017 S. First Street, Unit 190
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 800-4670 / (702) 800-4665 (fax)

nevadahumanities.org

@NVHumanities

@nevada_humanities

Nevada Humanities

Board chair: Antoinette Cavanaugh
Executive: Christina Barr 

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Humanities
117 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 224-4071 / (603) 224-4072 (fax)
nhhumanities.org

@NHHumanities

@nhhumanities

New Hampshire Humanities

Board chair: Marcia J. Kelly
Executive Director: Michael Haley Goldman

New Jersey
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
336 Friends Street
Camden, NJ 08102

PO Box 3287
Camden, NJ 08101

(609) 695-4838

njhumanities.org

@njhumanities

New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Board chair: Dan Fatton
Executive: Carin Berkowitz 

New Mexico
New Mexico Humanities Council
4115 Silver Avenue, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 633-7370 / (505) 633-7377 (fax)
nmhumanities.org 

@HumanitiesNM

@humanitiesnm

New Mexico Humanities Council

Board chair: Arif Khan
Executive: Brandon Johnson

New York
Humanities New York
150 Broadway, Suite 1700
New York, NY 10038
(212) 233-1131 / (212) 233-4607 (fax)
humanitiesny.org

@humanitiesny

@humanitiesny

Humanities New York

Board chair: Timothy Murray
Executive: Sara Ogger 

North Carolina
North Carolina Humanities
320 East 9th Street, Suite 414
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 687-1520 
nchumanities.org

@NCHumanities

North Carolina Humanities

Board chair: Lorna Ricotta
Executive: Sherry Paula Watkins 

North Dakota
Humanities North Dakota
418 East Broadway, Suite 8, P.O. Box 2191 
Bismarck, ND 58502
(701) 255-3360 / (701) 223-8724 (fax)
humanitiesnd.org

@HUMANITIESND

Humanities North Dakota

Board chair: Sarah Vogel
Executive: Brenna L. Gerhardt

 

Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Marianas Humanities Council
Springs Plaza
Chalan Pale Arnold Rd. + Gualo Rai Rd.
Saipan, 96950

(670) 235-4785
nmhcouncil.org

Board chair: Dr. Bobby J. A Cruz
Executive: Leo Pangelinan 

 

 

 

Ohio
Ohio Humanities
541 West Rich Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

(614) 461-7802 
ohiohumanities.org

@OhioHumanities

Ohio Humanities

Board chair: Kevin Rose
Executive: Rebecca Brown Asmo

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Humanities
424 Colcord Drive, Suite E
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 235-0280 / (405) 235-0289 (fax)
okhumanities.org

@OKHumanities

@okhumanities

Oklahoma Humanities

Board chair: Suzette Chang
Executive: Caroline Lowery 

Oregon
Oregon Humanities
610 SW Alder Street
Suite 1111
Portland, OR 97205

(503) 241-0543 & (800) 735-0543
oregonhumanities.org

@orhumanities

Oregon Humanities

Board chair: Robert Arellano
Executive: Adam Davis 

 

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
230 South Broad Street, Suite 403
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 925-1005 / (215) 925-3054 (fax)
pahumanities.org

@pahumanities

@pahumanities

Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Board chair: Cheryl Matherly
Executive: Laurie Zierer 

 

Puerto Rico
Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades
Ballaja Barracks, Norzagaray Street
Old San Juan
PO Box 9023920
San Juan PR 00902-3920

(787) 721-2087 / (787) 721-2684 (fax)
fphpr.org

@HumanidadesPR

@humanidadespr

Fundacion Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades

Board chair: Jamie Toro Monserrate
Executive: Sonya Canetti Mirabal

 

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
131 Washington Street, Suite 210 
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 273-2250 / (401) 454-4872 (fax)
rihumanities.org

@rihumanities

@rihumanities

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

Board chair: Jonathan Stevens
Executive: Elizabeth Francis 

 

South Carolina
South Carolina Humanities
2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 203
Columbia, SC 29204

PO Box 5287
Columbia SC 29204


(803) 771-2477 / (803) 771-2487 (fax)
schumanities.org

@sc_humanities

@sc_humanities

South Carolina Humanities

Board chair: David Hodges
Executive: Randy L. Akers 

South Dakota
South Dakota Humanities Council
1215 Trail Ridge Road, Suite A
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 688-6113 
sdhumanities.org

@SDHumanities

South Dakota Humanities Council

Board chair: Jay Perry
Executive: Ann Volin 

Tennessee
Humanities Tennessee
807 Main Street, Suite B
PO Box 60467
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 770-0006 / (615) 770-0007 (fax)
humanitiestennessee.org

@HumanitiesTN

Humanities Tennessee

Board chair: Daryl Carter
Executive: Timothy Henderson

 

Texas
Humanities Texas
1410 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 440-1991 / (512) 440-0115 (fax)
humanitiestexas.org

@humanitiestexas

Humanities Texas

Board chair: Becky McKinley
Executive: Eric Lupfer 

 

Utah
Utah Humanities
202 West 300 North
Salt Lake City, UT 84103-1108
(801) 359-9670
utahhumanities.org

@utahhumanities

Utah Humanities

Board chair: Phyllis Hockett
Executive: Jodi Graham 

Vermont
Vermont Humanities Council
11 Loomis Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 262-2626
vermonthumanities.org

@VtHumanities

@vthumanities

Vermont Humanities Council

Board chair: Judith Chalmer
Executive: Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup

U.S. Virgin Islands
In partnership with NEH, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands makes subawards with NEH funding to support the jurisdiction’s cultural sector.

Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
PO Box 380
St. Thomas, VI 00804
340.774.6031/ 340.774.3852 fax
cfvi.net

@CommunityFounVI

Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands

Board Chair: Marie Thomas Griffith
Director: Dee Baecher-Brown

 

 

Virginia
Virginia Humanities
946 Grady Ave. Ste. 100
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 924-3296
virginiahumanities.org

@VAHumanities

@va_humanities

Virginia Humanities

Board chair: Kelly O’Keefe
Executive: Matthew Gibson 

Washington
Humanities Washington
130 Nickerson Street, Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 682-1770
humanities.org

@HumanitiesWA

@humanitieswa

Humanities Washington

Board chair: Colleen Rozillis
Executive: Julie Ziegler 

 

West Virginia
West Virginia Humanities Council
1310 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 346-8500 / (304) 346-8504 (fax)
wvhumanities.org

@WVHumanities

@wvhumanities

West Virginia Humanities Council

Board chair: Megan Tarbett
Executive: Eric Waggoner

 

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Humanities
3801 Regent Street, Suite 101
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 262-0706 
wisconsinhumanities.org

@wihumanities

Wisconsin Humanities

Board chair: Jan Larson
Executive: Dena Wortzel 

Wyoming
Wyoming Humanities
1315 E. Lewis Street
Laramie, WY 82072-3459
(307) 721-9243
thinkwy.org

@ThinkWY

Wyoming Humanities

Board chair: Milward Simpson
Executive: Shawn Reese