Indiana Humanities

Indiana Humanities

Historic Building/Landmark



 1500 North Delaware , Indianapolis, IN 46202

Indiana Humanities, located at 1500 North Delaware, connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. 

Indiana Humanities traces its roots to 1972, when the?National Endowment for the Humanities?(NEH) asked a group of five energetic Indiana citizens to form a statewide grant-making agency. The group was comprised of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig, Mrs. Edmund F. (Virginia) Ball, Dr. Robert E. Burns, Mr. Edward N. Howard, and Dr. Robert W. Richey. Their goal was to focus federal dollars on more local, grassroots initiatives.

We’ve come a long way since then. Today, we’re still a grant-making agency, but we are also a convener, leader and partner. We promote the public humanities and engage Indiana’s community of minds to create stronger, more vibrant communities. Using literature, history, art, music, philosophy and our shared cultural heritage, we strive to help Hoosiers better understand themselves and the world around them.

Location Info

Indiana Humanities

1500 North Delaware

Indianapolis, IN 46202