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Blog

  1. Though he won’t be sitting next to Fatback in the back seat of Grover’s beat-up old Buick as he tours South Dakota this summer, Kent Nerburn’s 2019 One Book Tour does bear similarities to the journey that led him to write “Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder.” Continue Reading

  2. Submissions are being accepted through Aug. 15 for the Veterans Story Contest, which is open to veterans or current service members of any branch of the United States military currently living in South Dakota. Continue Reading

  3. The South Dakota State Historical Society Press has printed and delivered the 2019 Young Readers One Book, “Tatanka and Other Legends of the Lakota People,” to the SDHC office for statewide distribution. Continue Reading

  4. Andy Boyle is living proof of his hypothesis: life is a science experiment. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

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May
8:00 am | Student Union and Pugsley Continuing Ed Center
30
May
6:00 pm | Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
31
May
9:30 am | Wicoti Tiwahe (camp family) Lakota Youth Development
31
May
1
Jun
10:00 am | Fort Sisseton Historic State Park
1
Jun
4:00 pm | Fort Sisseton Historic State Park
1
Jun
7:00 pm | Fort Sisseton Historic State Park
2
Jun
11:00 am | Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

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. 

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
- Toni Morrison