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.

Who Gets to Vote? Book Club

Who Gets to Vote? is a reading and discussion program developed by the LEH and hosted by libraries across Louisiana that fosters conversations about the history of voting—and efforts to suppress the vote—in the U.S.

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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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Inaugural reading with Louisiana Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy

On Wednesday, September 29, at 7 p.m., join the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in welcoming Louisiana’s newest poet laureate, Mona Lisa Saloy, at her inaugural reading in the post.

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Introducing Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate: Mona Lisa Saloy

The LEH and Governor John Bel Edwards are proud to announce Louisiana’s newest Poet Laureate, Mona Lisa Saloy. Following John Warner Smith’s successful tenure as poet laureate from 2019 through August 13 of this year, Saloy will assume the post beginning August 14 and serve for two years.

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Congratulations to Paul Michael Wright, Inaugural Gustave Blache III Art Scholarship Winner

We are pleased to announce that Paul Michael Wright, the first recipient of the Gustave Blache III Art Scholarship for Aspiring Artists to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in illustration at the School of Visual Arts, completed his degree in May.

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