About Colorado Humanities
It is the mission of Colorado Humanities to inspire the people of Colorado to explore ideas and to appreciate our diverse cultural heritage. Colorado Humanities envisions a Colorado that celebrates its heritage and its diversity; where communities, families, individuals, and especially our youth, apply the humanities in their everyday lives. Our programs encourage and enable people to read, listen and learn in cultural activities and to participate in civic dialogue. Colorado Humanities strives to bring the humanities to life in Colorado.
Drawing on the Congressional legislation that established the National Endowment for the Humanities, Colorado Humanities defines the humanities as literature, history, philosophy, ethics, languages, linguistics, jurisprudence, archaeology, comparative religion, the history, theory and criticism of the arts, and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches. In short, the humanities offer ways to communicate and evaluate human experience and its meaning.