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South Dakota Humanities Council

November 2022

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Tuesday November 1
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Homestead Act Claim Shanty Interactive Exhibit
    Homestead Act Claim Shanty Interactive Exhibit
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Lake County Museum, 221 NE 8th St, Madison, SD 57042, USA

    The Lake County Museum will feature an exhibit that interprets the claim shanty experience common for pioneer families who utilized the Homestead Act in Eastern South Dakota in the late 1870s and 1890s. The exhibit will be interactive and accessible for children and will allow them to act out the experience of living in a claim shanty. The exhibit will also include large panels featuring the history of the Homestead Act, the experience of many women who staked claims, and the interactions between white and Oceti Sakowin people in this area during the same time period.

    6:30 pm – Social time: Meet and greet presenter and exhibit viewing 
    7:00 pm – Speaker presentation

    Scholar: Laura Hovey Neubert

    Sponsored by: Lake County Historical Society

    For more information, contact: Julie Breu <history@lakecountymuseum.org>

Wednesday November 2
Thursday November 3
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Brainstorming: The Human Connection - David Adler, Constitutional Scholar and Journalist
    Brainstorming: The Human Connection - David Adler, Constitutional Scholar and Journalist
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Zoom

    “We the People” Coming Soon to a Newspaper Near You
    A recipient of the Idaho Humanities Council’s Distinguished Humanities Award, David Adler’s “We the People” column provides well-researched, non-partisan explorations of Constitutional issues, giving important context to today’s issues and debates.

    Zoom Link

    Scholar: Lawrence Diggs with David Adler

    Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

    Please let us know what you thought of the program!
    https://sdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/r10zvgvg124kfm2/

  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Journey Into the Past
    Journey Into the Past
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Brookings Public Library, 515 3rd St, Brookings

    Boyd introduces audiences to the First Nations people who made their homes in southeastern South Dakota – Omaha, Ponca, Ioway – and discusses their traditional way of life. Farming techniques and crops are reviewed; artifacts, sample trade items, replicas of a dog travois, tools and pottery are discussed and exhibited.

    Scholar: Verna K. Boyd

    Sponsored by: Brookings Public Library

    For more information, contact: Mikaela Neubauer <mneubauer@cityofbrookings-sd.gov>

Friday November 4
Saturday November 5
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Heirloom: Creative Life Writing
    Heirloom: Creative Life Writing
    10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St, Vermillion

    This workshop-style presentation provides a space for participants to identify important life memories and record them onto paper through fun, hands-on activities.

    Scholar: Kiera Ball

    Sponsored by: Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

    For more information, contact: Kendra Brewer <kendra.brewer@vermillionpubliclibrary.org>

Sunday November 6
Monday November 7
Tuesday November 8
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday November 9
Thursday November 10
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Brainstorming: The Human Connection - The Russian/Ukrainian Conflict
    Brainstorming: The Human Connection - The Russian/Ukrainian Conflict
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Zoom

    The Russian/Ukrainian Conflict – with Dr. Will Prigge & Dr. Evert Van der Sluis


    Zoom Link

    Scholar: Lawrence Diggs with Dr. Will Prigge & Dr. Evert Van der Sluis

    Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

    Please let us know what you thought of the program!
    https://sdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/r10zvgvg124kfm2/

Friday November 11
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Homestead Women: Here’s My Chance
    Homestead Women: Here’s My Chance
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Meade county Senior center, 919 Harley Davidson Way, Sturgis

    The experiences of hardy females homesteading 160 acres circa early 1900s is the subject of this presentation. Adventurous, mostly singles, they braved blizzards, drought, locusts and more to “prove up” a claim for a prairie kingdom of their own. Women like the Ammons sisters of Land of the Burnt Thigh fame, and their experiences, are profiled. Q: Who are the homestead women of today?

    Scholar: Laura Hovey Neubert

    Sponsored by: Meade County Senior Citizen Center

    For more information, contact: Noreen Suniga <mcseniorcitizens@gmail.com>

Saturday November 12
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Heirloom: Creative Life Writing Workshop
    Heirloom: Creative Life Writing Workshop
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Rapid City Public Library, Hoyt Room, 610 Quincy St, Rapid City

    Have you always wanted to record your memories onto paper so your family can cherish your stories for years to come? This workshop provides writing prompts which encourage participants to pen their life memories through sensory detail. Creative writing has many benefits aside from preserving valuable memories. It helps sharpen the mind and provides a therapeutic outlet for emotions. For the workshop, please have access to a notebook and pen or a Word program on your computer. All ages of adults are welcome to attend.

    Scholar: Molly Barari

    Sponsored by: Rapid City Public Library

    For more information, contact: Aly Quinn <aquinn@rcplib.org>

Sunday November 13
Monday November 14
Tuesday November 15
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Whistling Season Discussion
    The Whistling Season Discussion
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Elkton Community Library, 508 Buffalo St, Elkton

    In the unforgettable fall of 1909, Rose Llewellyn and her brother, Morris Morgan, bring
    west with them several kinds of education—none of them of the textbook variety—and
    life is never again the same in Marias Coulee, Montana.

    Scholar: Sponsor will lead the discussion

    Sponsored by: Elkton Community Library

    For more information, contact: Sherry Bauman <slbauman91@gmail.com>

Wednesday November 16
Thursday November 17
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Children's Books
    Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Children's Books
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Zoom

    A conversation around children’s books. Host Lawrence Diggs will ask attendees to think about children’s books that have had a profound or significant impact on their lives, and if willing, share their stories in discussion.


    Zoom Link

    Host: Lawrence Diggs

    Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

    Please let us know what you thought of the program!
    https://sdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/r10zvgvg124kfm2/

Friday November 18
Saturday November 19
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dakota Decadence - Railroad Stories From Flyover Country
    Dakota Decadence - Railroad Stories From Flyover Country
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Pizza Ranch, 3809 E 10th St ste 100, Sioux Falls

    From Ardmore to Zell, and Belle Fourche to Yankton, the railroads of South Dakota are a study in some of the most unique railroad construction and operations in our Nation. Mills presents a varied PowerPoint look of the people, places, and trains which have operated across the hills and plains of Dakota Territory since the early 1870s, and offers time throughout for questions and discussion.

    Scholar: Rick Mills

    Sponsored by: Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society

    For more information, contact: Wayne Hanson <whanson@sio.midco.net>

Sunday November 20
Monday November 21
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Precolonization, Colonization and Decolonization of Lakota Food and Diet
    Precolonization, Colonization and Decolonization of Lakota Food and Diet
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Brookings Public Library, 515 3rd St, Brookings

    A 45-minute PowerPoint presentation on Lakota history of the food and diet of the Lakota people, covering pre-reservation, early reservation and present time. The presentation includes information on the types of food Lakota people consumed and how foods were preserved and prepared.

    Scholar: Geraldine Goes in Center

    Sponsored by: Brookings Public Library

    For more information, contact: Mikaela Neubauer <mneubauer@cityofbrookings-sd.gov>

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Tuesday November 29
  • All Day South Dakota Day of Giving
    South Dakota Day of Giving
    1215 Trail Ridge Rd, Brookings, SD 57006, USA
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm SDHC Day of Giving Open House
    SDHC Day of Giving Open House
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    1215 Trail Ridge Rd, Brookings, SD 57006, USA

    Thank you for 50 extraordinary years. We can’t wait to see what the next 50 will bring!

    Enjoy treats and a special thank-you gift when you donate $50 or more at our Day of Giving open house, Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday November 30
  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop
    Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Keystone Community Center and Library, 1101 Madill St, Keystone

    Have you always wanted to record your memories onto paper so your family can cherish your stories for years to come? This workshop provides writing prompts which encourage participants to pen their life memories through sensory detail. Creative writing has many benefits aside from preserving valuable memories. It helps sharpen the mind and provides a therapeutic outlet for emotions. For the workshop, please have access to a notebook and pen or a Word program on your computer. All ages of adults are welcome to attend.

    Scholar: Molly Barari

    Sponsored by: Keystone Community Center & Library

    For more information, contact: Robin Scott  <keystone@mt-rushmore.net>

December 2022

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Thursday December 1
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Mike Artell: The Journey to Becoming an Author
    Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Mike Artell: The Journey to Becoming an Author
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    ZOOM

    Award-winning author, illustrator, cartoonist, musician, and professional speaker, Mike Artell will share his fascinating story about becoming an author.

    Zoom Link

    Scholar: Lawrence Diggs with Mike Artell

    Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

    Please let us know what you thought of the program!
    https://sdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/r10zvgvg124kfm2/

Friday December 2
Saturday December 3
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Monday December 5
Tuesday December 6
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm No Justice for Agnes
    No Justice for Agnes
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Huron Public Library, 521 Dakota Ave S, Huron

    Fanebust’s title book deals with the tragic American experience of 16-year-old Agnes Polreis, an immigrant from Austria-Hungary who died June 1, 1906, at the Sioux Falls Hospital. Agnes had been employed as the live-in maid of Emma Kaufmann who was arrested for murder after it was discovered that Agnes had been buried with forty-nine wounds on her body. There were two trials amid scandalous national newspaper coverage.

    Scholar: Wayne Fanebust

    Sponsored by: Huron Public Library

    For more information, contact: Angela Bailey <librarydirector@libraryhuronsd.com>

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Giants in the Earth Discussion
    Giants in the Earth Discussion
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Deubrook School & Community Library, 100 School Ave, White

    The classic story of a Norwegian pioneer family’s struggles with the land and the elements
    of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America.

    Sponsored by: White Book Club

    For more information, contact: Charlotte Mickelson <bageri97@msn.com>

Wednesday December 7
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Monday December 12
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Forming a More Perfect Union: A Conversation with Anand Giridharadas
    Forming a More Perfect Union: A Conversation with Anand Giridharadas
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Washington Pavilion (Belbas Theatre), 301 S Main Ave, Sioux Falls

    Anand Giridharadas is an internationally-known journalistand the author of four books, including The Persuaders: At the Front Linesof the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy. In conversation with JonHunter, publisher emeritus of the Madison Daily Leader, he will discussthe state of democracy in the U.S. and suggest ways of conducting the difficultconversations that can help bridge our nation’s divisions. This program is theculmination of SDHC’s year-long programming for the NEH initiative “A MorePerfect Union.”

    Conversation at 7PM, Book Signing at 8PM

    Scholars: Anand Giridharadas; Jon M. Hunter, moderator

    Sponsored by: South Dakota Humanities Council

    For more information, contact: Jennifer Widman <jennifer@sdhumanities.org>

Tuesday December 13
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Heirloom: Creative Life Writing Workshop
    Heirloom: Creative Life Writing Workshop
    1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Minneluzahan Senior Citizen, 315 N 4th St, Rapid City

    Have you always wanted to record your memories onto paper so your family can cherish your stories for years to come? This workshop provides writing prompts which encourage participants to pen their life memories through sensory detail. Creative writing has many benefits aside from preserving valuable memories. It helps sharpen the mind and provides a therapeutic outlet for emotions. For the workshop, please have access to a notebook and pen or a Word program on your computer. All ages of adults are welcome to attend.

    Scholar: Molly Barari

    Sponsored by: Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Center

    For more information, contact: Mark Rambow <director@theminne.org>

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Tuesday December 20
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Speaking of Health: A Health Humanities Speaker Series
    Speaking of Health: A Health Humanities Speaker Series
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Wegner Health Science Library, Nettleman Classroom; 1400 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA

    Sam Kean is the second author and speaker featured as part of a series of common readings to guide participants as they consider differing perspectives on health humanities and the ways that these insights might apply to their own lives and communities.  A NYT bestselling author, Sam will discuss medical ethics and medical history related to his most recent publication, The Icepick Surgeon (2021).


    This event is in person but will also be live-streamed at the following link: https://youtu.be/OYn_9tu3QNc.

    Sponsored by: USD Wegner Health Sciences Library

    For more information, contact: Anna Simonson <Anna.Simonson@usd.edu>

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