Our Work

Special Initiatives

Connecting people and the humanities

For nearly 50 years, the LEH has partnered with organizations across the state on diverse, statewide public programs connecting humanistic education, curated cultural content, and collaborative programming.

Poet Laureate

The LEH, in conjunction with the Governor of Louisiana, coordinates the Louisiana Poet Laureate selection process and sponsors Poet Laureate public programming throughout the state.

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Museum on Main Street

As the state partner for the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program, the LEH has helped bring Smithsonian-quality exhibits to small towns across Louisiana for nearly two decades.

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Past Initiatives

Through decades of granting programs, the LEH has supported a broad range of humanities projects and initiatives, reaching each of Louisiana’s 64 parishes.

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NEWS & MEDIA

Mellon Foundation Grant Supports New “Who Gets to Vote?” Initiative

Thanks to support from the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the LEH will soon be launching in a series of public humanities programs on the history of voting—and efforts to suppress the vote—in the US.

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Join the LEH for a virtual lecture and discussion of the legacies of the 19th Amendment

Historian Lisa Tetrault will clarify the history of women’s suffrage by positioning 1920 as the middle of a much larger story about the pursuit of voting rights, a struggle that is today unfinished and ongoing.

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Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

The Academy of American Poets has awarded Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith a prestigious Laureate Fellowship, given to honor poets of literary merit serving in civic positions around the country. Smith, who was named to the Poet Laureate position in…

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