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SDHC Scholar Applications Open Oct. 31

Want to help us carry the humanities across South Dakota during programs in 2020? Applications open Oct. 31, 2019 for 2020 humanities scholars, who will lead Speakers Bureau presentations and reading discussions with our Book Club to Go and One Book South Dakota programs.

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  1. After raising more than $5,000 during the inaugural South Dakota Day of Giving Nov. 27, 2018, the South Dakota Humanities Council is gearing up for the 2019 event. Continue Reading

  2. The 2019 Veterans Story Contest invited past and current service members who live in South Dakota to submit their stories in written or video formats. The resulting entries were memorable. Continue Reading

  3. The South Dakota Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau is integral to the organization's mission of bringing humanities programs to all areas of South Dakota. Continue Reading

  4. From gourmet meals to poignant book discussions to Wild West shootouts, Festival fans were treated to a wide variety of events during the 17th annual Festival of Books. Continue Reading

Event Calendar

23
Nov
1:00 pm | Expo Building, W.H. Lyons Fairground
24
Nov
1:00 pm | Expo Building, W.H. Lyons Fairground
26
Nov
9:00 am | Crow Creek Tribal School
26
Nov
4:00 pm | Bule Gym
3
Dec
8:00 am | Red Cloud Indian School
4
Dec
2:00 pm | Bethany Meadows Community Room
4
Dec
7:00 pm | Performing Arts Center, SDSU
7
Dec
11:30 am | Yankton Hillcrest Golf and Country Club

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 aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
- William Faulkner