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PRIME TIME Introduces Spark Box

Community organizations are invited to help spark a love of reading by signing up to distribute Spark Boxes provided by LEH’s PRIME TIME Family Reading program.

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Smithsonian’s “Water/Ways” exhibition begins new tour May 29

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.

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Bright Lights Online: Conversations with 2021 Humanities Awards Winners

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. 

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Louisiana Culture Care Fund will reopen for applications May 21

Following the passage of the American Rescue Act, LEH’s Louisiana Culture Care Fund, a grant program providing operational funding to humanities organizations and other cultural entities, will reopen May 21.

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Joshua Rothman in Conversation with Erin Greenwald 

Join the LEH and 64 Parishes Editor-in-Chief Erin Greenwald for a conversation with historian Joshua Rothman on his new book “The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America.”

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LEH announces next Museum on Main Street tour

The Smithsonian Institution and LEH have partnered to bring a tour of the Museum on Main Street exhibition “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America” to Louisiana in April 2022. Applications to host the exhibition are open now.

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LEH awards Hurricane Mitigation Grants

In March 2021 LEH, with the support of the NEH and BHP, awarded a total of $68,200 in Hurricane Mitigation Grants to cultural institutions in areas affected by Hurricanes Laura, Delta, and/or Zeta in 2020.

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Poetry in a Pandemic: John Warner Smith on His Unusual Tenure as Louisiana Poet Laureate

Join Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith for a conversation with Baton Rouge-based spoken-word poet Chancelier “xero” Skidmore on poetry and the pandemic.

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PRIME TIME goes virtual for spring sessions

Looking for something engaging for little ones? All of LEH’s PRIME TIME Family Reading programs—including the Family Reading program for 6-10 year olds and Preschool programs for 3-5 year olds—are virtual this spring.

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