curious minds. bold questions. powerful stories.

At HumanitiesDC, we connect curious people with bold questions to the powerful stories of our vibrant city. Through our grantmaking and public programs we help build a community where all can engage in intellectual exchange, reflect on our connected stories and celebrate our various cultures. 


Learn about our annual grant opportunities designed to support DC residents, groups and organizations interested in leading dynamic public humanities projects and programming.

Public Programs

Explore our interactive programs designed to help Washingtonians share their experiences, discuss current issues and appreciate our remarkable people and neighborhoods.


Attend lively celebrations, presentations, discussions, and more led by local scholars and experts who passionately bring our city’s wonders to life.

culture series: Fighting For home

Join us at the next Culture Series with guest curator Amanda Huron and hear how the housing epidemic is leading to a new generation of activists.

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Check out the story from WTOP on DC’s own Roller Skate Historian, Tasha Klusmann.

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Join our team!

We are looking for new board members to join the HumanitiesDC team. Check out our opportunities page to learn more.

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