From Garrett County to Worcester and everywhere in between, our programs are capturing the attention and imaginations of more and more Marylanders every year.
According to a national report, The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation, the humanities serve as “a source of national memory and civic vigor, cultural understanding and communication, individual fulfillment and the ideals we hold in common.” With such potential for positive impact, Maryland Humanities joins the call for a renewed commitment to the humanities by refocusing our efforts on creating programs that involve, inform, and encourage Marylanders to pursue lifelong learning.
Thanks to the loyalty and generosity of our supporters, partners, and friends, Maryland Humanities is more active, more diverse, and our work more impactful than ever before. With an outstanding variety of humanities events all across the state plus an exciting new website and social media presence, there are endless opportunities to get involved.
By the Numbers
- 775Maryland Humanities volunteers
- 7,069Maryland Humanities volunteer hours
- 172libraries participating in One Maryland One Book
- 650Maryland Humanities Donors
- 51,707Maryland Humanities participants
- 41,660Maryland Humanities youth program participants
- 880,047Maryland Humanities total audience
- 170towns in which Maryland Humanities programs were held
- 1,602Maryland Humanities events
- 1,532Maryland Humanities scholars
To what extent do Maryland Humanities programs touch the lives of state residents? To put it in context, let’s consider the numbers from 2016:Partners: 538 Participants: 51.707 Audience: 880,047 Scholars: 1,532 Youth Participants: 41,660 Donors: 650 Volunteers: 775 Events: 1,602 Towns: 170