An Overview of Humanities TennesseeFounded in 1973 through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities ( NEH ), Humanities Tennessee is dedicated to developing a sense of community through educational programs in the humanities across Tennessee. An organization that began with a focus on grant-making and cultural development of the state's museums and historical organizations has grown into a multi-faceted not-for-profit with two distinct focuses: studies of community history and cultural life and studies of language and literature.Providing resources to local cultural organizations for community-based educational programs in the history and cultural life of Tennessee communities in the context of the history and cultural life of our nation and our world. A large component of this program is our partnership with the Smithsonian Museum's Museum on Main Street program that brings a traveling museum exhibit to 8-10 small, rural community museums during the course of a year. Digital Humanities Tennessee Digital Humanities is a developing program that seeks to create and support a network of historical and cultural organizations in the development of an Internet-accessible historical and cultural atlas and encyclopedia of the communities of Tennessee.Providing grants for museums, historical societies, libraries, and other small not-for-profits that want to pursue public studies in community history and culture. Awards to support excellence in K-12 teaching and the development of major humanities projects by state cultural organizations are also available.