Since about 2015, the Kansas City Museum has envisioned creating a hub of the humanities on the Kansas City Museum property. The future restoration and renovation of the Carriage House will include new office space on the second floor for several nonprofit organizations working in the humanities. Although the Museum has not yet started renovating the Carriage House, it was able to allocate space on the first floor of the structure for the Kansas City office of Missouri Humanities.
Sharing this space advances Missouri Humanities’ efforts to strengthen connections with communities and organizations across the state while working to unite people through the humanities for a more thoughtful, informed, and civil society.
Founded by Congress in 1971, Missouri Humanities is one of the fifty-six state and territorial humanities councils that receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Simply put, the humanities are the study of how people connect to the human experience through history, culture, and traditions. The humanities allow us to explore stories from people who came before us, appreciate places that have changed with time, and learn from past ways of thinking in order to form a brighter future for generations to come.
Missouri Humanities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to enrich lives and strengthen communities by connecting Missourians with the people, places, and ideas that shape our society. The organization achieves its mission by supporting Missouri communities, veterans, literature, and cultural heritage. Missouri Humanities works towards the present and future through grant-making efforts as well as conducting in-person and digital humanities programs. They honor the past by exploring Missouri’s heritage, sharing veterans’ stories, and preserving Native American and Civil War history.
To learn more about Missouri Humanities, visit mohumanities.org.