Janet Thielke

Janet Thielke

White House Proclaims October Arts and Humanities Month

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National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast celebration of culture in America. Held every October and coordinated by Americans for the Arts, NAHM is the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation.  This year, Americans for the Arts is pleased to circulate the official proclamation issued by the White House in support of National Arts and Humanities Month.   Unlike “letters of support” from previous administrations, this year’s message is significant and historic because it is the first time that National Arts and Humanities Month has been recognized by an official Presidential Proclamation.  By issuing this historic public statement in his first year in office, President Obama has taken this opportunity to recognize the contributions that our cultural assets make to America’s diversity, humanity, and economic health.

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