50th Anniversary

2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Humanities Texas. In addition to our usual programming, we are hosting a series of receptions around the state to celebrate five decades of service to local communities.

Humanities Texas—like many of our fellow councils—began work in 1973. While our programs in Texas have evolved over five decades, our core mission has remained the same: to strengthen Texas communities by conducting and supporting programs that cultivate the wisdom and vision that representative democracy demands of its citizens.

In recognition of our fifty years of service to the state, we published an informational booklet highlighting Humanities Texas's programming and organizational history.

Organizational History

Learn about the history and mission of Humanities Texas.

50th Newsletter Articles

In honor of our fiftieth anniversary, we reflected on our history through a series of articles in our newsletter covering topics such as our grants program, teacher institutes and awards, publications, the Byrne-Reed House, and more.

50th Celebrations Slideshow

In 2023, we have traveled more than 5,000 miles within the state to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Humanities Texas, holding events in twelve Texas cities.