Humanities Texas advances heritage, education, and culture through a variety of public programs. These programs offer Texans opportunities for learning and reflection, stimulate civic awareness, and ensure that the state's cultural and intellectual resources are accessible to a broad audience.

Texas Originals on the Air

New episodes of Texas Originals air every Friday at 7:49 a.m. on Houston Public Media (88.7 FM).

Texas Originals

This weekly radio program profiles individuals who have had a profound influence upon Texas history and culture.

Humanities Texas Award

The Humanities Texas Award recognizes organizations and individuals who have demonstrated imaginative leadership in the public humanities.

Public Lectures

Humanities Texas sponsors distinguished lectures on a diverse range of topics, bringing noted scholars to audiences around the state.

Holiday Book Fair

Each December, Humanities Texas holds a Holiday Book Fair at the Byrne-Reed House supporting worthy humanities-related causes in Texas. 


Since its founding in 1973, Humanities Texas has published a number of books, reports, and monographs promoting the humanities and humanities scholarship.