The New York Council for the Humanities is a key partner in the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial (known as "the 400th"), which celebrates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage of discovery and Samuel de Champlain's explorations, as well as the 200th anniversary of Robert Fulton's successful steamboat voyage on the Hudson River.
To mark this important set of anniversaries the Council has developed a series of special programs and initiatives to offer New Yorkers the opportunity to expand their knowledge and appreciation of our state's rich history. These include:
Mini Grants of up to $2500 for the planning and execution of public programs related to the 400th.
Reading Between the Lines reading and discussion series focused on 400th-related themes.
Speakers in the Humanities 400th lectures available to New York State groups for a nominal fee.
Speakers in the Schools 400th lectures available free of charge to any New York State high school.
Council 400th programming is supported by a "We The People" grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities