About OHC

About OHC
At OHC, we’re providing funding and resources that support humanities education and a vibrant cultural life for all Oklahomans.

Mission
The mission of the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) is to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities.

About Our Work
OHC is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we strive to stimulate discussion, inform new perspectives, and actively engage people in lifelong learning. Our strategic plan targets two critical areas of need in our state: K-12 humanities education and community building. We address these needs through the following programs:

Grants for humanities programming and research
Reading programs that bring people together to discuss books and ideas
Traveling exhibits that take the museum experience to rural areas
Lectures and living history programs that foster community dialogue and connect people with our finest scholars
Classroom programs that engage students with history and literature
Teacher institutes that promote excellence in K-12 education
And much, much more
Key Values
OHC recognizes that engagement with the humanities offers people inspiration and hope and can tell true and powerful stories about what life and human behavior mean. The humanities help people to forge strong connections, recognize commonalities, promote justice and tolerance, and engage in civic life.

NEH Funding
Funding for OHC and its programs is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website or in OHC programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH.

Award
Beacon Awards – Journal Record, Oklahoma City

Special Recognition – Nonprofits Helping Nonprofits