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Partnering Organizations

Kentucky Humanities is dedicated to Telling Kentucky’s Story through programs and services that create a legacy of pride in the wealth of Kentucky culture, building civic engagement, and supporting local humanities programs and events. It strives to enable all Kentuckians to take part in learning, sharing, and teaching each other about Kentucky’s rich heritage. It is committed to providing leadership and developing resources that support the needs of Kentuckians to examine their values, understand their common heritage, and build stronger Kentucky communities based on the knowledge, insight, and respect inherent in the humanities.


The Men’s Addiction Recovery Campus (MARC) is an inpatient substance abuse recovery program for adult men seeking recovery from substance abuse and addiction. The facility is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Recovery Kentucky Initiative.

The South Central Kentucky Cultural Center holds the memory of the Barrens community that encompasses Barren, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Allen Counties in Kentucky. The Center preserves artifacts donated by local citizens, then uses those artifacts to illustrate and share the history of life in the Barrens through interpretive exhibits, special displays, events, and programs. 

The Nelson County Public Library—New Haven Branch provides the community with free, open, and equal access to general information on a broad array of topics; resources to promote personal growth and lifelong learning; popular materials to meet cultural and recreational needs; and the assistance needed to find, evaluate, and use information effectively.