Recent News and Announcements

** NMHC Offices will be CLOSED July 3 & 4 **

4 Jul 2017

The New Mexico Humanities Council Thanks Congress and Constituents for Continued Funding

1 Jul 2017

On May 3rd, the FY 2017 omnibus bill funding the federal government was approved. The bill includes a $1.9 million increase for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This news comes as a welcome relief to the New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC) after weeks of uncertainty about the future of an important partner in their work to bring history and cultural programming to New Mexico.

NMHC Executive Director, Michelle Quisenberry, said, “We are grateful to Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Representatives Ben Ray Lujan and Michelle Lujan Grisham for their support of NEH and passage of the omnibus bill.” She went on to say “Their support assures that access to programming that enhances community exchange and understanding will continue throughout New Mexico, especially in our smallest communities.”

NMHC also wishes to thank everyone who advocated for the continued funding and protection of NEH. Without your voice and avid support for the humanities, it is uncertain what the result could have been.

The FY 2017 spending bill is effective through September 2017.

National History Day

16 May 2017

Congratulations! You're going to the NHD Nationals contest in Washington, D.C.! But there are a few things you need to do to prepare. Follow the NHD NATIONALS link below to quickly get to the information you need for deadlines, registration and more.


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