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2019 One Book, Young Readers One Book Announced

The 2019 One Book S.D. and Young Readers One Book S.D. were announced at the South Dakota Humanities Council's Holiday Open House/One Book Reveal Party on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Click below to watch a replay of the event and find out the 2019 One Book selections!

Thank you for Donating on #GivingTuesday!

We are overwhelmed by the support we received on the first-ever South Dakota Day of Giving! Thank you to the many donors who gave in-person, by mail and online on #GivingTuesday2018 and to South Dakota Gives for organizing this awesome statewide effort! If you didn't have a chance to donate on Nov. 27 you can still give by clicking the link below. 

Advocate for the Humanities

Thank you for your continued support of the humanities in South Dakota. 

Please visit our advocacy page to find out how you can advocate for the humanities.  

 
 
 

Blog

  1. The students from St. Joseph’s Indian School who attended this year’s S.D. Festival of Books are all authors in the making. Continue Reading

  2. In 2018, the South Dakota Humanities Council hosted distinguished humanities experts and helped South Dakotans discuss contemporary issues of vital importance to America’s democracy. Continue Reading

  3. The South Dakota Humanities Council Board of Directors has awarded more than $34,000 in major grant funding to organizations around the state. Continue Reading

  4. The South Dakota Humanities Council has revealed its 2019 common read selections for adults and young readers throughout the state. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

17
Jan
7:45 am | SD State Penitentiary
18
Jan
6:00 pm | Central Church, Bridging the Gap Festival
21
Jan
5:30 pm | Sisseton City Hall Community Room
25
Jan
8:30 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
25
Jan
25
Jan
8:30 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
26
Jan
9:00 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
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Jan
26
Jan
9:00 am | Lake Area Technical Institute

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