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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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LEH to host Martha S. Jones in Conversation with Leslie Harris

On Wednesday, April 21, join the LEH and Leslie Harris for a conversation with Martha Jones on her groundbreaking book “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All,” as part of Who Gets to Vote?

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Breaking Ground: A Conversation on French Colonial-Era Archaeological Sites in New Orleans

On March 11, archaeologist Ryan Gray and historian Erin Greenwald will discuss the state of colonial-era archaeology in New Orleans in a virtual lecture presented by LEH and the Midlo Center.

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Entergy Charitable Foundation awards grant supporting LEH programs

The Entergy Charitable Foundation has partnered with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to increase access to the humanities in the state. With a grant totaling $52,725, Entergy will support PRIME TIME and 64 Parishes.

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LEH Accepting Nominations for Louisiana’s Next Poet Laureate

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, authorized by the Governor and State of Louisiana, is seeking nominations for Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate.

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PRIME TIME Family Reading Adapted Into Three New Initiatives

This fall, LEH’s PRIME TIME family of programs began three new initiatives: a podcast, a virtual training in the PRIME TIME methodology for parents, and an all-in-one kit of books and supplies distributed directly to families.

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