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Old Town Cape Receives MHC Grant

If you visit Cape Girardeau, Missouri for any length of time, you’ll surely come across something that stands out: the flood wall.  It’s not just any wall – it tells a story through the Mississippi River Tales Mural.  Part of that story, however, had been starting to show its age. First appearing 10 years ago, the Mural […]

MHC Stands Behind MU Library Science Program

The American Library Association recently voted to revoke accreditation of the University of Missouri’s graduate Library Science program.  Read on for MHC’s official response, submitted by Dr. William “Steve” Belko, Executive Director. The University of Missouri must maintain accredited status for its graduate program in Library Science. This extremely worthy program provokes thought, molds future […]

MHC Announces BBB A+ Charity Certification

ST. LOUIS, Mo– Today, the Missouri Humanities Council announced it has earned Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) highest certification for non-profits, BBB Accredited Charity.  When earning this status, it tells donors that the charity has been evaluated and has met all of BBB’s “Standards for Charity Accountability.” “The Missouri Humanities Council continues to score high marks […]

Spotlight on the Humanities | RFTS Discussion Leader Annette Harrison

Annette Harrison is one of the several Discussion Leaders who works with parents to encourage literacy in Missouri youth.  To learn more about the Missouri Humanities Council’s child literacy program, READ from the START, please click here. Annette Harrison A multi-talented storyteller, performer, author, and educator, Annette draws her listeners in with her amazing dramatic […]

Spotlight on the Humanities | MHC Award Recipient Dr. Diane Mutti Burke

Dr. Mutti Burke was awarded the Distinguished Literary Achievement award by the Missouri Humanities Council in May of 2015.  To learn more about the annual Humanities Awards, click here.   DIANE MUTTI BURKE Dr. Diane Mutti Burke is an accomplished author and researcher who is passionate about the history of this region. Her interests lie […]

Spotlight on the Humanities | Carol Diaz-Granádos

Carol Diaz-Granados is one of the many speakers that participates in the Missouri Humanities Council Speakers’ Bureau.  To learn more about the Bureau, click here. Carol Diaz-Granádos, Washington University, St. Louis Missouri’s caves, shelters, and rock outcrops still display traces of the beliefs and stories of prehistoric American Indians. Carol Diaz-Granádos has documented over 100 […]

Spotlight on the Humanities | Jay Harden

The following is an excerpt of Jay Harden’s work that appears in Volume 3 of the Missouri Humanities Council’s veterans writing anthology, “Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors” published by the Southeast Missouri State University Press.  To learn more about the work MHC does to support Missouri veterans, click here. Proud to Be: Writing […]

The Missouri Humanities Council Announces Peers Store Reopening and Community Open House

MARTHASVILLE, Mo – Please join the Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) in celebrating the Peers Store Community Open House, Thursday, June 25, from noon to 6 p.m. Preservationists from MHC will be on hand for those community members who may have photos, documents, memories, and stories to share involving the historic Peers Store and the region. […]