Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau: A Life

A new biography by NEH Research Fellow Laura Dassow Walls
National History Day

National History Day

Thirty middle and high school students named National Endowment for the Humanities Scholars at 2017 National History Day
Burns, OR Post Office

50 States of Preservation: Harney County Library in Burns, OR

Read how an NEH grant helped ensure its long-term survival
Masked participant at Fasnacht in Helvetia, West Virginia

A Traditional Swiss Village in the Hills of West Virginia

Helvetia, population 59, can seem, on first visit, not quite real.
Dialogues on the Experience of War

NEH Awards $1.4 Million in Grants to Support Veterans

Grants provide opportunities for veterans, through the study and discussion of important humanities sources

Classic Examples of NEH Grantmaking Since 1965

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Scam Advisory

Recent reports indicate that individuals are posing as the NEH on social media.

Protecting our Cultural Heritage

A landscape depicting ancient ruins. This is the Temple of Bel, in Palmyra. In the foreground, a field of stray stones and grass. A large structure of columns and walls made tan colored stone appears in the distance, glowing in the setting sun.

NEH calls for projects that document or digitally re-create imperiled or destroyed cultural materials

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Explore the Humanities

Websites, apps, and digital projects supported by NEH grants

Exhibition Date: August 10, 2017

Descrechaska: Here is Everything

Exhibition Date: August 12, 2017

Stories in Stone

Exhibition Date: August 14, 2017 - September 25, 2017

Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin Traveling Exhibit

Exhibition Date: August 15, 2017

Heroes of the Sky: Adventures in Early Flight

Workshop Date: August 17, 2017

Genealogy Roundtable

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Illustration of Henry David Thoreau