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
- 6,020Maryland Humanities volunteer hours
- 296Maryland Humanities virtual events
- 873Maryland Humanities volunteers
- 190,862Maryland Humanities total audience
- 413Maryland Humanities Donors
- $171,811Value of Volunteer Hours
- 81,479Maryland Humanities participants
- 15,443followers of Maryland Humanities social media accounts
- 123towns in which Maryland Humanities programs were held
- 725Maryland Humanities in-person events
- 15,142views of Maryland Humanities videos on YouTube
- 221Maryland Humanities scholars
- 37,952Maryland Humanities youth program participants
To what extent do Maryland Humanities programs touch the lives of state residents? To put it in context, let’s consider the numbers from 2020:Partners: 364 Participants: 81,479 Audience: 190,862 Scholars: 221 Youth Participants: 37,952 Donors: 413 Volunteers: 873 Events: 1,021 Towns: 123