State Humanities Councils

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The 56 humanities councils located in all U.S. states and jurisdictions support local humanities programs and events. The state humanities councils are funded in part by the federal government through NEH's Federal/State Partnership Office. They also receive funding from private donations, foundations, corporations, and, in some cases, state government.

Stories about the work of state humanities council are on the Federal/State Partnership page. Articles about the public humanities programming by state 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, below.

A printable version of the contact information for the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils can be found here: councilcontactsrev5.8.18_0.docx

Alabama
Alabama Humanities Foundation
1100 Ireland Way, Suite 202
Birmingham, AL 35205-7001
(205) 558-3980 / (205) 558-3981 (fax)
alabamahumanities.org

@AHF

Alabama Humanities Foundation

Board chair: Michon Trent
Executive: Armand DeKeyser 

Alaska
Alaska Humanities Forum
421 W. 1st Ave, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-5341/ (907) 272-3979 (fax)
akhf.org

@akhumanities

Board chair: Liz Cravalho
Executive: Kameron Perez-Verdia

 

American Samoa
Amerika Samoa Humanities Council
P.O. Box 5800
Pago Pago, AS 96799
(684) 633-4870 / (684) 633-4873 (fax)
ashcouncil.org
Amerika Samoa Humanities Council

Board chair: Iuli Alexander Godinet

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

Board chair: Ryan Bruce
Executive: Brenda M. Thomson 

 

Arkansas
Arkansas Humanities Council
407 President Clinton Avenue, #201
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 320-5761 / (501) 537-4550 (fax)
arkhums.org


Board Chair: Cherisse Jones-Branch
Executive: Jama Best 

 

 

California
California Humanities
538 9th Street, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607
(415) 391-1474 / (510) 808-7533 (fax)
calhum.org

@Cal_Humanities

Cal Humanities

Board chair: Mary Valentine
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

Colorado Humanities

Board chair: Michel R. Dahlin
Executive: Margaret A. Coval 

 

Connecticut
Connecticut Humanities
100 Riverview Center, Suite 270
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 685-2260 / (860) 685-7597 (fax)
cthumanities.org

@CTHumanities

Connecticut Humanities

Board chair: Leah Hartman
Executive: Jason Mancini 

 

Delaware
Delaware Humanities
100 West 10th Street, Suite 509
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 657-0650 / (302) 657-0655 (fax)
dehumanities.org

@de_humanities

Delaware Humanities Forum

Board chair: Matt Kinservik
Executive: Michele Anstine 

 

District Of Columbia
Humanities DC
925 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 387-8391 / (202) 387-8149 (fax)
wdchumanities.org

@HumanitiesDC

Humanities Council of Washington, DC

Co-Chairs: Toni Ford & Marie Long
Executive: Joy Ford Austin 

 

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

@FlHumanities

Florida Humanities Council

Board chair: Casey Fletcher
Executive: Steve Seibert 

 

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

@gahumanities

Georgia Humanities Council

Board chair: James E. Toney
Executive: Laura McCarty 

 

Guam
Humanities Guåhan
Reflection Center
222 Chalan Santo Papa, Suite 106
Hagatna, GU 96910
(671) 472-4460 / (671) 646-2243 (fax)
Humanities Guåhan

@guhumanities

Humanities Guåhan's

Board chair: Monica V. Duenas
Executive: Kimberlee Kihleng 

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

@hihumanities

Hawai'i Council for the Humanities

Board chair: Douglas Dykstra
Executive: Robert Buss 

 

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

Board chair: Jenny Emery Davidson
Executive: David Pettyjohn 

 

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

@ILhumanities

Illinois Humanities

Board chair: Mae P. Hong
Interim Executive: Deborah Epstein

Indiana
Indiana Humanities
1500 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 638-1500 / (317) 634-9503 (fax)
indianahumanities.org

@INHumanities

Indiana Humanities

Board chair: Elizabeth Bechdol
Executive: Keira Amstutz 

Iowa
Humanities Iowa
100 Library, Room 4039
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
(319) 335-4153 / (319) 335-4154 (fax)
humanitiesiowa.org

@humanitiesiowa

Humanities Iowa

Board chair: Kurt Meyer
Executive: Christopher Rossi 

Kansas
Humanities Kansas
112 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 210
Topeka, KS 66603
(785) 357-0359 / (785) 357-1723 (fax)
kansashumanities.org

@kshumanities

Kansas Humanities Council

Board chair: Linda K. Smith
Executive: Julie Mulvihill 

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

@KYHumanities

Kentucky Humanities Council

Board chair: Howard V. Roberts
Executive: Bill Goodman 

 

Louisiana
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 523-4352 / (504) 529-2358 (fax)
leh.org

@KnowLA

Louisiana Humanities

Board chair: Brad Adams
Executive: Miranda Restovic 

 

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

@MaineHumanities

Maine Humanities Council

Board chair: Daniel Gunn
Executive: Hayden Anderson

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

@MDhumanities

Maryland Humanities Council

Board chair: Cynthia Raposo
Executive: Phoebe Stein 

 

 

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

@MassHumanities

Mass Humanities

Board chair: Tom Putnam
Executive: Brian Boyles

 

 

Michigan
Michigan Humanities Council
119 Pere Marquette Drive, Suite 3B
Lansing, MI 48912-1270
(517) 372-7770 / (517) 372-0027 (fax)
michiganhumanities.org

@mihumanities

Michigan Humanities Council

Board chair: Kathleen Mullins
Executive: Shelly Kasprzycki 

 

Minnesota
Minnesota Humanities Center
987 East Ivy Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55106
(651) 774-0105 / (651) 774-0205 (fax)
https://mnhum.org/

@humanities

Minnesota Humanities Center

Board chair: Bryan Ljung
Executive: David O'Fallon 

 

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

@MS_Humanities

Mississippi Humanities Council

Board chair: Shannon Warnock
Executive: Stuart Rockoff 

Missouri
Missouri Humanities Council
415 South 18th Street,, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63103-2269
(314) 781-9660 / (314) 781-9681 (fax)
mohumanities.org

@MoHumanities

Missouri Humanities Council

Board chair: Louis Riggs
Executive: William S. Belko 

Montana
Humanities Montana
311 Brantly
Missoula, MT 59812-7848
(406) 243-6022 / (406) 243-4836 (fax)
humanitiesmontana.org

@HumanitiesMT

Humanities Montana

Board chair: Tobin Miller Shearer
Executive: Ken Egan 

Nebraska
Humanities Nebraska
215 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 474-2131 / (402) 474-4852 (fax)
humanitiesnebraska.org

@HumanitiesNe

Humanities Nebraska

Board chair: John Schleicher
Executive: Chris Sommerich 

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

@onlinenevada

Nevada Humanities

Board chair: Jane Tors
Executive: Christina Barr 

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

@NHHumanities

New Hampshire Humanities

Board chair: Ellen Scarponi
Executive: Anthony Poore 

New Jersey
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
28 West State Street, 6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 695-4838 / (609) 695-4929 (fax)
www.njch.org

@njhumanities

New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Board chair: Kiki Jamieson
Interim Executive: David Miller 

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

@HumanitiesNM

New Mexico Humanities Council

Board chair: Jerry Brown
Executive: Brandon Johnson 

New York
New York Council for the Humanities
150 Broadway, Suite 1700
New York, NY 10038
(212) 233-1131 / (212) 233-4607 (fax)
www.nyhumanities.org

@nyhumanities

New York Council for the Humanities

Board chair: Dr. Jean Ashton
Executive: Sara Ogger 

North Carolina
North Carolina Humanities Council
320 East 9th Street, Suite 414
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 687-1520 / (704) 687-1525 (fax)
www.nchumanities.org

@NCHumanities

North Carolina Humanities Council

Board chair: Marian Fragola
Executive: Paula Watkins 

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

@NDHUMANITIES

North Dakota Humanities Council

Board chair: Carol Kapaun Ratchenski
Executive: Brenna L. Gerhardt 

 

Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Marianas Humanities Council
P.O. Box 506437
Saipan, MP 96950
(670) 235-4785 / (670) 235-4786 (fax)
northernmarianashumanities.org

Board chair: Polly Masga
Executive: Scott Russell 

 

 

 

Ohio
Ohio Humanities Council
471 E. Broad Street, Suite 1620
Columbus, OH 43215-3857
(614) 461-7802 / (614) 461-4651 (fax)
ohiohumanities.org

@OhioHumanities

Ohio Humanities

Board chair: Kay Shames
Executive: Patricia N. Williamsen 

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

@OKHumanities

Oklahoma Humanities Council

Board chair: Ken Fergeson
Executive: Ann Thompson 

Oregon
Oregon Humanities
921 SW Washington Street, #150
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 241-0543 / (503) 241-0024 (fax)
oregonhumanities.org

@orhumanities

Oregon Humanities

Board chair: Janet Webster
Executive: Adam Davis 

 

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
325 Chestnut Street, Suite 715
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-1005 / (215) 925-3054 (fax)
pahumanities.org

@PAHumCouncil

Pennsylvania Humanities Council

Board chair: Silas Chamberlain
Executive: Laurie Zierer 

 

Puerto Rico
Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades
109 San Jose Street, 3rd floor, Box 9023920
San Juan, PR 00902-3920
(787) 721-2087 / (787) 721-2684 (fax)
www.fphpr.org

Fundacion Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades

Board chair: Jaime J. Toro-Monserrate
Executive: Margarita Benitez

 

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

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

Board chair: Beatrice Polly Hutcheson
Executive: Elizabeth Francis 

 

South Carolina
South Carolina Humanities
2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 203, P.O. Box 5287
Columbia, SC 29254
(803) 771-2477 / (803) 771-2487 (fax)
schumanities.org

@HumanitiesSC

The Humanities Council SC

Board chair: Kim Jeffcoat
Executive: Randy L. Akers 

South Dakota
South Dakota Humanities Council
1215 Trail Ridge Road, Suite A
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 688-6113 / (605) 688-4531 (fax)
sdhumanities.org

@SDHumanities

South Dakota Humanities Council

Board chair: Judith Meirehenry
Executive: Sherry DeBoer 

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

@HumanitiesTN

Humanities Tennessee

Board chair: Holly Conner
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: John Kerr
Executive: Michael Gillette 

 

Utah
Utah Humanities
202 West 300 North
Salt Lake City, UT 84103-1108
(801) 359-9670 / (801) 531-7869 (fax)
utahhumanities.org

@utahhumanities

Utah Humanities Council

Board chair: Henry Wurts
Executive: Jodi Graham 

Vermont
Vermont Humanities Council
11 Loomis Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 262-2626 / (802) 262-2620 (fax)
vermonthumanities.org

@VtHumanities

Vermont Humanities Council

Board chair: Rolf Diamant
Executive: Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup

Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Humanities Council

St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, VI 


Board chair: Vacant
Executive: 

 

 

Virginia
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Public Policy
145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629
(434) 924-3296 / (434) 296-4714 (fax)
virginiahumanities.org

@VAHumanities

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Board chair: Tucker Lemon
Executive: Matthew Gibson 

Washington
Humanities Washington
1015 8th Ave. N., Suite B
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 682-1770 / (206) 682-4158 (fax)
www.humanities.org

@HumanitiesWA

Humanities Washington

Board chair: Sue McNab
Executive: Julie Ziegler 

 

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

@WVHumanities

West Virginia Humanities Council

Board chair: Daniel S. Foster
Executive: Eric Waggoner

 

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Humanities Council
3801 Regent Street
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 262-0706 / (608) 263-7970 (fax)
wisconsinhumanities.org

@wihumanities

Wisconsin Humanities Council

Board chair: Roberta Maguire
Executive: Dena Wortzel 

Wyoming
Wyoming Humanities Council
1315 E. Lewis Street
Laramie, WY 82072-3459
(307) 721-9243 / (307) 742-4914 (fax)
www.thinkwy.org/

@ThinkWY

Wyoming Humanities Council

Board chair: Nish Goicolea
Executive: Shannon Smith