Our mission –

To enrich lives and strengthen communities by connecting Missourians with the people, places, and ideas that shape our society.

Our vision –

For a more thoughtful, informed, and civil society.

The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that was created in 1971 under authorizing legislation from the U.S. Congress to serve as one of the 56 state and territorial humanities councils that are affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

MHC provides programming that encourages family reading, highlights Missouri’s heritage, supports creative writing by veterans, and assists local museums, libraries, and other organizations promoting education—facilitating public conversations on topics that include history, religion, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, literature, law, ethics, and languages.