"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."

 Vince Lombardi

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Join Us this SATURDAY for the Smithsonian Tour Grand Opening!

Grand Opening at Ogden's Union Station

Join Utah Humanities and Ogden's Union Station THIS Saturday, January 28th, at 12:00 pm for the grand opening of the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibition The Way We Worked, as well as Weber County Works, curated by the Union Station.

Admission to these exhibitions is free. There will be several public programs happening in conjunction with the themes of the exhibition throughout the duration of its run in Ogden. Please visit the Union Station website for details on those special events that are free and open to the public.

Ogden's Union Station is the first of six Utah museums set to host the exhibition. Others include Hyrum City Museum, Museum of the San Rafael, Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, Silver Reef Museum, and Park City Museum.

More About The Smithsonian's The Way We Worked Exhibition

Work and the workplace have gone through enormous changes between the mid-19th century, when 60 percent of Americans made their living as farmers, and the late 20th century. A traveling exhibition, The Way We Worked, will explore how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments in that time. The exhibition draws from the National Archives' rich collections to tell the compelling story of American workers, who are the backbone of our society.

The Way We Worked has been made possible in Ogden by Utah Humanities. The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

More About Ogden's Weber County Works Local Exhibition

Created by Union Station Foundation as a local companion to The Way We Worked, this exhibition highlights stories from resilient and diverse members of the community who have worked in a range of local industries and professions. The exhibition will explore the interrelationships between the development of Weber County and the railroad, military, and modern industries of today. Look for stories, photographs, artifacts, and objects from people of different ethnicities, genders, and ages that illustrate the resilience and diverse nature of the local workforce over time. Weber County Works was created by the Union Station Foundation and made possible by funding from Weber County RAMP, Utah Humanities, and the Union Station Foundation.

For details on Utah's tour of The Way We Worked, visit www.utahhumanities.org and click The Way We Worked logo on our home page.

Application Deadlines Approaching

Upcoming Grant and Fellowship Deadlines:



Deadlines for our grants and fellowships are coming up in early 2017. If you are interested in applying, we want to you be ahead of the curve by getting started on your applications now. 
We just launched a new online application form that allows you to start creating a draft of your application and continue to refine it until the deadline. If you are interested in applying, feel free to get acquainted with the new process.  Visit our Grants page to get started!

Our Year-Long Celebration of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial

Many thanks to our partners who helped us to celebrate the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial throughout 2016: the Salt Lake Tribune, KCPW, and Utah Public Radio!

As part of the year-long celebration, Utahns enjoyed events, conversations, and radio broadcasts centered on relevant topics featuring prize-winning journalists and authors. 

The Pulitzer Prizes even covered one of Utah's celebratory events, A Pulitzer Party, that celebrated prize-winning fiction. Read the Pulitzer coverage here.

The Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative is a joint venture with the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative is a focus on journalism and the humanities, to imagine their future and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

We have loved participating in this year-long celebration of the Pulitzer Prizes and we thank our partners for providing such engaging public events.

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Our events calendar is organized by month, date, and region of the state.

Click the icon to visit our calendar, and remember  to check back often.

There are always new humanities events to attend!

Many Thanks

Utah Humanities would like to thank Chevron for its recent generous gift to support our annual Book Festival, and for its longstanding commitment and partnership. We are excited to celebrate our Book Festival's 20th anniversary in 2017! Events will occur throughout the state in September and October. Stay tuned for more details.

Utah Humanities is grateful for the generous support of many individuals, foundations, and corporations, and for public funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Utah, and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Fund.