Programs & Events

The Minnesota Humanities Center is dedicated to bringing informative, enlightening, and engaging events to educators and the community. Whether you are a teacher looking to expand your humanities-based content in the classroom, or simply want to deepen your understanding of the changing world around you, the Humanities Center is committed to providing all Minnesotans opportunities to build relationships, listen to stories, and learn from one-another. 

Professional Development

In-Person Professional Development


Veterans' Voices Literature Workshop for Educators
Date: October 9-11, 2015
Time: Friday 1-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center
Intended Audience: Secondary Educators (Grades 6-12)
Cost: No cost, modest stipend available
Clock Hours: 17
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Online Professional Development


Increase  Engagement Through Absent Narratives
Course Type: Online Self-Study
Intended Audience: K-12 Educators
Cost: $30
Clock Hours: 6
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The Abolitionist Movement
Course Type: Online Self-Study
Intended Audience: 6-12 Educators
Scholar: Dr. Keith Mayes
Cost: $15
Clock Hours: 2
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Black Independent Institutions in the Revolutionary Era
Course Type: Online Self-Study
Intended Audience: 6-12 Educators
Scholar: Dr. Keith Mayes
Cost: $15
Clock Hours: 2
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African American History in Minnesota
Course Type: Online Self-Study
Intended Audience: K-12 Educators
Cost: $30
Clock Hours: 6
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Public Programs

Public Programs are part of the Humanities Center's Minnesota Education Strategy.

Twitter Town Hall and Salon Discussion: Public Discourse in America

Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: On Twitter @humanities and #UncoveringPublic
Intended Audience: Open to the Public

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Traveling Exhibits

Always Lost: A Meditation on War is part of the Humanities Center's Veterans' Voices programming.

Always Lost: A Meditation on War

September 4-September 25, South Central Community College, Faribault

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Why Treaties Matter was created in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

Why Treaties Matter

August 24-September 13 - South Central College, North Mankato

September 7-September 25 - Northland Community School, Remer

September 21-September 30 - Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington

October 3-October 11 - Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Pipestone

October 5-October 21 - Hibbing Community College, Hibbing

October 19-November 8 - Normandale Community College, Bloomington

November 2-November 17 - MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids

November 16-December 6 - Minnesota State University, Mankato

November 23-December 18 - Central Lakes Community College, Brainerd

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