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  1. Nine humanities projects in South Dakota are receiving $32,450 in grants from the South Dakota Humanities Council. Programs and projects are selected for their impact and value on the humanities in South Dakota. Continue Reading

  2. Second graders in select schools around South Dakota meet the lovable, low-key hero Andy Shane this spring. With the 2016 Young Readers One Book South Dakota program, more than 5,000 copies of a… Continue Reading

  3. “I find myself anticipating a new kind of storyteller,” writes author and Professor Janet H. Murray in her book Hamlet on the Holodeck, “I am drawn to imagining a cyberdrama of the future by the same… Continue Reading

Programs & Events

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May
2:00 pm | Ramkota Hotel
4
May
12:30 pm | Smith Zimmerman Museum, DSU Campus
4
May
2:00 pm | Northern State University
4
May
4:00 pm | Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area
4
May
4:00 pm | Northern State University
4
May
6:00 pm | Elks Theatre, "Ultimate Adventure: Yin & Yang"
4
May
7:00 pm | Elks Theatre, "Prophet's Prey"
5
May
10:00 am | Journey Museum Theater, "Upstairs"

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.

The sole meaning in life is to serve humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy