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The newest traveling Smithsonian exhibition celebrating sports in NJ and across the nation opens JANUARY 29 at the Yogi Berra Museum! Click here for more.

Obama Nominates New NEH Chair
President Obama announces nomination of Dr. William “Bro” Adams to head National Endowment for the Humanities The New Jersey Council for the Humanities congratulates Dr. William “Bro” Adams on his White House nomination as the next chairman...

Attend a Free Grant Proposal Workshop - Register Today
Interested in applying to the Council for grant support? Join us at the Montclair Historical Society on April 25 to learn more about the Council and its grants program. To register, contact Robert Apgar at [email protected] or 609-695-4838. Complete d...

New Jersey Council For The Humanities Announces New Executive Director
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities welcomes Briann G. Greenfield as our new Executive Director. Greenfield comes to New Jersey from Connecticut where she was Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University and founding dire...

Programs Offered by NJCH

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One way the Council achieves its mission is by awarding grants in support of the public humanities. Whether your organization has been working in the public humanities for years or is planning a project for the first time, the Council welcomes your project ideas.
Museum on Main Street
The Museum on Main Street (MoMS) Program is the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service. NJCH works closely with the Smithsonian and NJ museums, historical societies and other cultural venues to bring MoMS exhibits to the state.
Each year NJCH recognizes individuals whose exemplary work in the public humanities has made a significant and lasting difference in the lives of New Jerseyans. The Council recognizes and lauds their signal contributions.
Teacher Programs
Seminars, Awards, and other professional development programs for New Jersey K-12 educators.
Face to Face: Community Conversations
Face to Face: Community Conversations is a community-based discussion program that encourages dialogue on issues central to civic life in New Jersey.
Literature & Medicine
Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care ® is a national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals that, as one participant writes, “renews the heart and soul of health care.”
Horizons Speakers Bureau
The Horizons Speakers Bureau provides lecturers in humanities areas as wide- ranging as ethnic and cultural studies, history, literature, interpretation of the arts, and public policy.
Humanities Connection
From politics and religion to race, education and healthcare, Humanities Connection brings together some of New Jersey’s most fascinating scholars, authors, filmmakers and educators in conversation about critical topics facing our state, nation and world.

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