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Nominations for 2022 Humanities Awards Open Now

On August 1 LEH will begin accepting public nominations for the 2022 Humanities Awards, an annual program honoring Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the state’s culture and history.

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Twenty additional organizations receive LCCF grants

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded emergency relief grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to an additional 20 organizations in 13 parishes.

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LEH distributes 24 grants from Louisiana Culture Care Fund

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the first round of 2021 emergency relief grants from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund to 24 organizations in 17 parishes.

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64 Parishes nominated for nine Press Club of New Orleans awards

We’re excited to announce that LEH’s 64 Parishes magazine and its contributors have been nominated for nine Excellence in Journalism Awards by the Press Club of New Orleans.

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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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