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One Book 'Unfollow' Available for Statewide Loan

The 2020 One Book South Dakota "Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church" by Megan Phelps-Roper has arrived at the South Dakota Humanities Council office and is available for loan!

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SDHC Accepting Applications for Events after May 1

South Dakota Humanities Council awards grants to non-profit organizations that promote humanities in South Dakota through our community project grants. All projects must advance the mission of the South Dakota Humanities Council and promote the humanities in American public life. The current deadline is Feb. 28 for grants funding research or discussion programs occurring after May 1. 

 
 
 

Blog

  1. Robert Dugoni, a highly successful thriller novelist and writing craft teacher, has been confirmed as a presenter for the 2020 South Dakota Festival of Books. Continue Reading

  2. The South Dakota Humanities Council’s major grant recipients represent a variety of entertaining, educational and inspirational humanities projects. Continue Reading

  3. Are you interested in being a part of an organization that leads statewide advocacy for the humanities and puts on the popular South Dakota Festival of Books? Continue Reading

  4. The South Dakota Humanities Council educated and entertained readers and humanities enthusiasts of all ages in 2019 while providing access to culturally significant literature and moments of real-life connection that exemplify the word “humanities.” Continue Reading

Event Calendar

25
Feb
6:45 pm | Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
26
Feb
6:45 pm | Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
27
Feb
1:00 pm | Crow Creek Tribal School
29
Feb
1:00 pm | High Plains Western Heritage Center's Bruce Miller Theater
2
Mar
6:00 pm | Royal Fork
3
Mar
3
Mar
7:30 pm | BrickHouse Community Arts Center
6
Mar
12:00 pm | Yankton County Historical Society
9
Mar
6:45 pm | Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science

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. 

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