The Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. has been Telling Kentucky’s Story for more than 35 years.

More than just history, Kentucky’s story includes our writers, inventors, judges, musicians, architects, doctors – in short, the contributions from every walk of life to the quality of life in Kentucky. We recognize a need to build civic engagement as well as literacy, and we want to involve all ages and all places from Pine Knot to Princeton. Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone can learn from the stories of others. These stories, taken together, are the stories of our communities, our counties, our regions, and our unique Kentucky culture and heritage. They are the basis of our pride and the basic premise of community.

The Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in Washington, D.C. The council is supported by NEH and by private contributions. We are not a state agency, and we receive no state funds, but we are proud partners with Kentucky’s cultural, heritage, arts, and tourism agencies.

Visit us online at Our offices are located on the University of Kentucky campus, 206 East Maxwell Street, Lexington, Ky., 40508. Reach us by phone at 859.257.5932.


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