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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. 

Download a Free Copy of our Catalog

The 2018 South Dakota Humanities Council Program Catalog is available for download.

Want to book a speaker, check out a set of novels for your book club, or just find out more about our programs like the South Dakota Festival of Books and One Book South Dakota? Click the button below for your free copy.

Thank You For Your Support

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

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

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

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

  4. Are you looking for the perfect gift? Give your friend or family member a piece of history with South Dakota Stories. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

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Dec
1:00 pm | Pinedale Elementary School
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
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Jan
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Jan
8:30 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
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Jan
9:00 am | Lake Area Technical Institute
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Jan
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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.

It’s technology married with liberal arts, humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.
- Steve Jobs (the late founder and CEO, Apple)