How we promote the Humanities
(Hint: It takes a community!)
We foster opportunities for communities to interact and discuss issues that are important to them, in the present and looking into the future. Our programs are diverse and cover the entire state of Wyoming.
From community mixers like thinkWY Gatherings, to powerful presentations by Nationally acclaimed scholars, to book clubs and Smithsonian museum exhibits, Wyoming Humanities uses all the tools at our disposal to examine diverse issues from multiple perspectives. Wyoming Humanities fosters conversations between neighbors, near and far, and challenges people to ask questions about how and why we have the opinions and perspectives that we do. Specifically, we relate our programming and explorations back to the unique culture and environment of Wyoming, so that as a whole we can make informed decisions about how we live and where we want to be in the future.
We believe that open discussion, critical thinking, and informed opinions are vital for formulating a strong and healthy worldview which can guide us purposefully through life.
Beyond our specific and recurring programming, we provide financial assistance through thinkWY Community Grants to support your ideas for events and programs that dig deep into issues about which Wyoming communities care deeply. We turn to the creativity and inquisitiveness of Wyomingites to explore Humanities issues.
Wyoming Humanities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Cheyenne, WY, that operates on funding from both donors and state and national grants. Our major supporters include the National Endowment for the Humanities (thinkWY, formerly the Wyoming Humanities Council, is the oldest state humanities council and served as the break out successful model as the idea was scaled across the U.S.!), the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, in addition to the many supporters who support us through donations, memberships and attending our events.