We champion the humanities to enrich lives and expand opportunities throughout Louisiana.
The humanities act as a gateway for every person to discover and realize their full potential and connect us to our history, traditions, and the values that define who we are.
The LEH, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Act, is once again offering general operating support grants for nonprofit humanities-based organizations in Louisiana impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.Learn more
Late artist, teacher, and visionary John T. Scott has been recognized with the 2021 Humanist of the Year award, given by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In addition to the Humanist of the Year award, the LEH has announced eight Humanities Awards recipients, recognizing documentary filmmakers and photographers, historians, literacy advocates, and more.Learn more
The new tour of Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street exhibition “Water/Ways” opens Saturday, May 29, at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.Read More
This summer the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities will host Bright Lights Online, a series of live virtual conversations with and about the recipients of the 2021 LEH Humanities Awards.Read More