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The humanities are our collective repository for the best that's been thought and felt within our culture. It's through the humanities that we can bridge the distances between us and interpret--together--the shared experience of being alive. While the humanities tend to be undervalued during tough economic times, it's times like these when we need them the most. Washingtonians are fortunate to have Humanities Washington working to keep the humanities vital throughout our communities.

Lisa Brown
Former Member of the Washington State Senate
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Traveling Exhibits

Partnerships with the Smithsonian Institution, the Washington State Historical Society and other organizations allow us to bring an exciting array of traveling exhibits to small museums and other venues across the state.

Exhibits Program Brings Museum-Quality Exhibits to Underserved Areas

Since 2004, Humanities Washington has partnered with organizations including the Smithsonian Institution and the Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) to bring high-quality museum exhibitions to all corners of the state. Our Traveling Exhibits program also helps build the capacity of small museums and other humanities venues.

Our current exhibit, Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression, was curated by WSHS and will tour eight communities during 2013-14.

Previous exhibits have included Journey Stories, Key Ingredients: America by Food, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, Between Fences and Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future.

For more information Humanities Washington’s Traveling Exhibit program, contact Program Director Ellen Terry by email or call (206) 682-1770 x101. Or sign for our monthly e-news for the latest news about all our programs, including Traveling Exhibits.

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