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We humans have opposable thumbs and big brains. Thumbs and brains are what make us human, and the humanities are our mirror. Often we love what we see, often we don't, but we keep looking.

Sherman Alexie
Celebrated writer, comedian, and filmmaker
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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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