About PHC

Legacy by Josh Sarantitis and photographed by Jack Ramsdale is supported in part by a Humanities Grant. © 2006 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

Exploring the Human Experience:
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Founded in 1973, Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) is a private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to providing every Pennsylvanian with access to the humanities.

Our Mission

PHC builds and leads a vibrant network of individuals, organizations, and communities that champions the humanities and empowers Pennsylvanians to think critically, grow, and engage in their communities.

Our Vision

PHC will inspire Pennsylvanians to value the humanities for personal growth and for the development of creative solutions to our nationís biggest challenges.

Our Belief Statement

PHC is passionate about the power of ideas to open minds and build a better future. We believe the humanities provide people from all walks of life the essential tools to learn, innovate and engage with one another.

What We Do

With PHC's support, hundreds of organizations (some with little humanities experience and few resources) offer humanities programs that affect the everyday lives of people in their communities. You and your community can take advantage of our:

Past Activities

Each year, PHC brings hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians exciting opportunities to connect with each other and their world.

Take a county-by-county look at past PHC activities

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