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  1. Tom Clavin’s aim in his new biography of Wild Bill Hickok is to find the true story of the man who famously met his demise at the hands of assassin Jack McCall inside Deadwood’s Saloon No. 10. Continue Reading

  2. New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee has an arc to her life that may even rival some of the characters in her novels. Continue Reading

  3. The South Dakota Humanities Council is again helping to bring a U.S. Poet Laureate to South Dakota. Continue Reading

  4. Brian Turner has been, among other things, a DJ, an English teacher and a pickler, a bass guitar instructor and a soldier: he spent seven years in the Army, with deployments as an infantry team leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq. Continue Reading

Event Calendar

7:00 pm | Farber Hall - University of South Dakota
10:00 am | AARP Sioux Falls Office
12:00 pm | Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
10:00 am | Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center
2:00 pm | Huron Public Library
12:30 pm | Sturgis Brown High School
5:00 pm | Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library
7:00 pm | First Presbyterian Church

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.

Want to read more about what the humanities are? Check out our definition of the humanities and examples of various humanities disciplines explored by our programs. 

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
- Toni Morrison