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Join us at the Holiday Open House/One Book Reveal Party

FEATURING LIVESTREAM REVEAL OF 2019 ONE BOOKS AT 5:15 PM!

Anxious to find out the 2019 One Book S.D. and Young Readers One Book S.D.? Join us at our Holiday Open House/One Book Reveal Party Dec. 18! The event will offer members of the public a chance to meet new director Ann Volin and say goodbye to outgoing director Sherry DeBoer, celebrate the holiday season, and find out the 2019 One Books!

WHEN: Tuesday, December 18 from 3-6 p.m. with One Book Reveal at 5:15.
WHERE: 1215 Trail Ridge Rd. Ste. A in Brookings or attend remotely via Facebook Live

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.

In its comprehensive FY 2019 budget, the Trump administration requested that Congress appropriate approximately $42 million to the National Endowment for the Humanities for "the orderly closure of the agency." To read the NEH's statement, click here

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

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  2. The 2019 South Dakota Humanities scholar application deadline is approaching. Continue Reading

  3. Tuesday, Nov. 27 was truly a day #forsouthdakota. Continue Reading

  4. Nov. 27, 2018, is a landmark day for South Dakota, and we’re throwing a party to celebrate. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

20
Dec
7:00 pm | Old Court House Museum
18
Jan
6:00 pm | Central Church, Bridging the Gap Festival
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
26
Jan
26
Jan
9:00 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
29
Jan
6:45 pm | Washington Pavilion: Jerstad Gallery

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