Welcome to PHC, Pennsylvania's only statewide organization dedicated to the humanities. Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians are engaged by our interactive teen book discussions, speakers bureau, arts and culture TV show with PCN-TV, grant funded projects and other public programs.

News & Highlights

PHC Awards Grant to Scranton Non-Profit Collaborative

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council has chosen The Scranton Nonprofit Collaborative to receive a $50,000 Civic Engagement Grant Award under the leadership of the Scranton Area Foundation. Read the news release.

Photo: Members of the Scranton Non-Profit Collaborative

First Edition of the PA Arts & Culture Caucus Newsletter

Read the first edition of the PA Legislative Arts & Culture Caucus newsletter. Executive Director Laurie Zierer contributed an article about PHC's Teen Reading Lounge as a model for out-of-school learning.

PHC in Action!

Humanities Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Dent

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council sponsored a Humanities Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Charlie Dent on March 26th at the Hershey Story museum with over 50 organizations from the 15th District in attendance. Learn more about upcoming PHC sponsored events.

Photo: Congressman Charlie Dent at the Humanities Town Hall Meeting

PHC Call for Board Member Candidates

PHC is seeking individuals to fill open seats on its board of directors. Board members must be committed to advancing PHC's mission to champion the humanities and empower Pennsylvanians to think critically, grow and engage with their communities. Read more to learn how to apply or to nominate a new board member.

Photo: Board Chair Mary Garm with Congressman Glenn Thompson and PHC Executive Director Laurie Zierer

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Upcoming Events

TRL @ Carbondale Public Library Session #3
Wednesday, April 16

A Banjo Pickin' Girl
Thursday, April 17

Independence Square: America's Birthplace
Thursday, April 17

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