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The humanities are the genie in the bottle of the world. They are to economics what a magic flute is to a cash register, to science what a bird of paradise is to a lab rat, and to most political systems what a disco ball is to a ball and chain. That's why I'm high on Humanities Washington.

Tom Robbins
Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
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Since 1973 Humanities Washington has provided a rich array of programs, exhibits, and experiences to hundreds of thousands of people across the state. As Washington State’s affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we support and partner with a wide network of communities, organizations, and individuals offering a variety of programs and events.

Washington State's Flagship Nonprofit for the Humanities

Since 1973 Humanities Washington has provided a rich array of programs, exhibits, and experiences to hundreds of thousands of people across the state. As Washington State’s affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we support and partner with a wide network of communities, organizations, and individuals offering a variety of programs and events.

Humanities Washington’s core work includes:

  • Bedtime Stories: Celebrating great Northwest writers and the art of the short story.
  • Family Reading: Building literacy and cultural understanding using the power of stories.
  • Grants: Fostering the humanities with grants to projects and organizations.
  • Special Initiatives: Partnering with organizations to make humanities programs and opportunities widely accessible to the public.
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