Enriching the lives of Marylanders and strengthening the fabric of our state since 1973. That’s Maryland Humanities.
Maryland Humanities creates and supports bold experiences that explore and elevate our shared stories to connect people, enhance lives, and enrich communities.
We envision a Maryland where the humanities are understood as central to everyday life because they help us reflect on the past, understand the present, and shape the future. The result will be a state where thoughtful and informed Marylanders are committed to a lifetime of learning that invigorates and strengthens our democracy through an open-minded exchange of ideas.
We believe in:
- The invaluable knowledge and skills the humanities offer, promoting rigorous thinking and challenging people to consider complex issues, new ideas, and alternative points of view.
- The power of the humanities to enrich lives, building thoughtful, engaged communities.
- A community of belonging, celebrating and embracing each authentic self, lived experience, identity, and idea.
- A strong, equitable Maryland, valuing democracy, collaboration, learning, and leading.