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SDHC Celebrates 45th at the Festival!
Thank you to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, presenters, exhibitors, host cities of Deadwood, Rapid City, Sturgis and Lead and everyone else who made the 2017 Festival of Books a success!
The 2018 event will be held in Brookings in September 2018. Details will be announced on the Festival of Books website as they are confirmed.
Thank You For Your Support
Thank you for your continued support of the humanities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, a major source of SDHC funding, received a $1.9 million budget increase for FY 2017. However, in its comprehensive FY 2018 budget, the Trump administration requested that Congress appropriate approximately $42 million to NEH for "the orderly closure of the agency.
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South Dakota Humanities Council
The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:
The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.