50 Years of Bringing the Wisdom of the Humanities to CT

In 2024, Connecticut Humanities is celebrating its 50th year! The Connecticut Humanities Council was founded in 1974 as an independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

CT Humanities: 50 Years of Serving Humans (and Not Squirrels)

Click here to read a special feature in CT Explored magazine detailing CT Humanities’ half century of service that includes an interview with the first executive director of the Connecticut Humanities Council, a look back at our accomplishments in supporting cultural organizations, and our plans heading into our next 50 years.

A 50th Anniversary Summit: CTH and NEH Chair Shelly Lowe Featured June 29 at International Festival of Ideas: ‘Turning to the Humanities in Challenging Times’

CTH Executive Director Jason Mancini will join National Endowment for the Humanities Chair Shelly Lowe at the 2024 International Festival of Arts & Ideas for an important free Ideas Summit, “Turning to the Humanities in Challenging Times,” at New Haven’s Humanities Quadrangle, 320 York Street, on June 29 at 4 p.m. The pair will discuss the  critical role the humanities play in tackling society’s toughest contemporary challenges, and Chair Lowe will highlight new NEH initiatives that respond to some of the most pressing issues of our time:  strengthening our democracy, advancing equity for all, and addressing our changing climate. Click here for more and to reserve your spot.

Photo Gallery: CTH’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

In April, CT Humanities commemorated its 50th anniversary with speakers U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, and National Endowment for the Humanities Chair Shelly Lowe. We were honored to host former and current CTH Board members and family of former CTH executive directors Marianne Barnaby and Bruce Fraser. Click here to see photos from the event. Photo credit: Quatina Frazer/Blu Alys Photography

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