Humanities Texas advances heritage, culture, and education. As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we conduct and support public programs in history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines. These programs strengthen Texas communities by cultivating the knowledge and judgment that representative democracy demands of its citizens.

Humanities Texas is one of fifty-six nonprofit state and jurisdictional humanities councils in the U.S. We are a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1973, supported by appropriations from the U.S. Congress and the state of Texas and by gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, and individuals. A volunteer board governs the organization.

Chair's Welcome

A welcome message from Michael L. Klein, Humanities Texas board chair.


An introduction to Executive Director
Michael L. Gillette.


Learn more about the Humanities Texas staff and whom to contact about our programs.

Board of Directors

Information and updates on our current board of directors.

History and Mission

Learn more about our mission and history and get answers to commonly asked questions about Humanities Texas.

Byrne-Reed House

Humanities Texas is located in the recently restored, historic Byrne-Reed House in downtown Austin.

Contact Information

Humanities Texas
1410 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512.440.1991
Fax: 512.440.0115

For additional information, contact us at info@humanitiestexas.org