Blog: A Closer Look


september, 2018

fri28sep6:30 PM8:00 PMLocust: the Opera6:30 PM - 8:00 PM National Museum of Wildlife Art Auditorium, 2820 Rungius Road Jackson, WYCounties:Teton Event TagsGrant

sat29sep12:30 PM2:00 PMLocust: the Opera12:30 PM - 2:00 PM National Museum of Wildlife Art Auditorium, 2820 Rungius Road Jackson, WYCounties:Teton Event TagsGrant


Hemingway in the West

In early July, I passed through Ketchum, Idaho and took some time to explore Ernest Hemingway’s history there. Hemingway was an avid sportsman who spent a good deal of time in the Rocky Mountain region hunting, fishing, and writing. He was living in his home of just a...

2018 Wyoming Humanities Summer Reading List

During your summer travels, hikes, and hang outs, don’t forget to bring a book!  Here are some recent reads by Wyoming Humanities board and staff to get you started:   Sheila Bricher-Wade, Program Officer:  I’m trying to get a better understanding of what...

Modern Cultural Conversations about Motherhood

Diablo Cody is probably still best known for writing the breakout 2007 hit Juno, the film that follows the quirky, titular high schooler as she navigates an unexpected pregnancy and her plan to give the baby up for adoption. Cody’s most recent script, Tully, sees her...

Humanities and the Importance of Critical Thinking

In the late 1970’s, two psychologists, Dr. Daniel Kahneman and Dr. Amos Tversky, set out to understand why “we” were failing ourselves in the rise (or fall) to Homo economicus – some semblance of a consistently rational, self-interested being capable of pursuing...

Our History with Immigration and its Connection to Racism

There’s a scene in James Cameron’s now 21-year-old Titanic that, eliminated from the theatrical release, can be found in the director’s cut and, of course, on YouTube. It’s a brief rescue scene: the ship (spoilers?) has sunk and an officer at the head of a lifeboat...

Democracy and the Informed Citizen & Upcoming Summer 150ths

In the upcoming months Wyoming Humanities will help Wyomingites explore what it means to be an informed citizen as well as the history of tribal nations’ negotiations and treaties with the United States.  In short, the summer and fall of 2018 will see programs that...

2018 Major Grant Opening and Deadline Announcement

Wyoming Humanities is announcing the opening of its Major grant program for 2018. Beginning April 1, applicants seeking funding for larger humanities projects between $2,001 and $10,000 may submit applications through our online portal – visit

Wyoming Humanities relies on donations from individuals and businesses to provide top quality programming to all of Wyoming’s residents. Interested in donating?

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