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CALL FOR BOARD MEMBER NOMINATIONS

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CALL FOR BOARD MEMBER NOMINATIONS WHO: New Mexico Humanities Council Board of DirectorsWHAT: Call for board member nominationsWHERE: Throughout New MexicoWHEN: July, 2024CONTACT: Executive Director Brandon Johnson, ExecutiveDirector@NMHumanities.org SHARE: Are you interested in joining the New Mexico Humanities Council’s Board of Directors? NMHC accepts nominations for the Board of Directors year-round and is currently recruiting new […]

NEH GRANT OPPORTUNITY: CLIMATE SMART HUMANITIES GRANT PROGRAM

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Humanities organizations are increasingly impacted by climate disruption; in the last several decades, floods, wildfire, extreme temperatures, and other climate-related events threaten the physical and financial health of both institutions and communities. Sites of historical significance, museums…

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY 2024 NATIONAL CONTEST

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The NMHC is proud to announce the successful conclusion of National History Day in New Mexico, 2024 celebrating “Turning Points in History.” Fifty-eight students, from New Mexico, attended the contest at the University of Maryland June 9-13, 2024 with their teachers, parents, guardians, and families…

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY NATIONAL CONTEST

the NHD in NM State Contest 2024 winners, with text: "Going to NHD Nationals!"

The National History Day (NHD) National Contest “is the culmination of the annual competition cycle and a celebration of student scholarship. After spending months on project research and preparation, and successfully competing at local and affiliate contests, student scholars are invited to…

ALL THE BEST TO OUTGOING BOARD MEMBER: JEFF PAPAS

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We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Jeff Pappas, who has been an invaluable member of the New Mexico Humanities Council board since 2020. Jeff brought his experience as the state’s historic preservation officer and joined the board during the challenging times of the COVID-19…

MANITOS COMMUNITY MEMORY PROJECT: CONNECTING THROUGH MUSIC AND DANCE

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In March 2023, the community of Peñasco hosted a unique celebration of local culture and heritage, thanks to the support of the American Rescue Plan grant funds. The special event, which included both a dance workshop and a community concert, was organized by the New Mexico Humanities Council…

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY STATE CONTEST 2024 RECAP

the NHD in NM State Contest 2024 winners, with text: "Going to NHD Nationals!"

The 2024 National History Day (NHD) in New Mexico State competition concluded with overwhelming success last month, with 24 schools and 217 middle and high school students participating from across the state. This year’s theme, “Turning Points in History,” inspired a wide array of topics from…

NEH AWARDS $120,000 TO PROJECTS IN N.M.

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In April, the the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $120,000 to two institutions and one organization to advance and support humanities initiatives in New Mexico:

SPOTLIGHT ON NATIONAL HISTORY DAY JUDGE

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History Day judges play an important role in the success of our History Day program, serving not only as evaluators of student projects but also as mentors and educators who inspire the next generation of young historians. They are fundamental to the program, offering their time and knowledge to…

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY STATE CONTEST APRIL 13TH

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A total of 216 students with 120 projects will compete in New Mexico National History Day at the University of New Mexico, marking our biggest state competition in years. Students, ranging from grades 6 through 12 and coming from a wide variety of schools across New Mexico—from Lordsburg to…