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Celebrate SDHC's 45th at the Festival!

At the 15th annual South Dakota Festival of Books, our organization will celebrate its 45th anniversary! Please come celebrate with us - and check out the list of events and presenters at sdbookfestival.com

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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. 

Please visit our advocacy page to find out how you can advocate for the humanities. We'll need your support as we face this next challenge. 

 
 
 

Blog

  1. In August of 1969, a year after leaving his home in Worthington, Minn. for basic training and life-threatening duty in war-torn Vietnam, Tim O’Brien was finally sent to the rear. Continue Reading

  2. When you attend the South Dakota Festival of Books, you expect to learn from the authors. Continue Reading

  3. Geneive Abdo will put her encyclopedic knowledge of the Middle East to good use at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books. Continue Reading

  4. Four honorees have been selected by the South Dakota Humanities Council for 2017 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities awards. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

17
Aug
7:00 pm | Marcus P. Beebe Memorial Library
23
Aug
8:40 am | Armour Elementary School
24
Aug
8:00 am | Kresge Recital Hall, Augustana University
24
Aug
6:30 pm | First Lutheran Church
24
Aug
7:00 pm | Britton Senior Center
25
Aug
25
Aug
28
Aug
6:00 pm | Mothership Coffee & Commons
28
Aug
7:00 pm | Watertown Regional Library

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.
- Toni Morrison