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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Meets Fundraising Goal for S.D. Day of Giving
    December 6, 2019

    The South Dakota Humanities Council met its fundraising goal for the South Dakota Day of Giving, gathering more than $5,000 in donations from the Dec. 3 event.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: South Dakota Humanities Council Unveils 2020 Common Read Selections
    December 4, 2019

    The 2020 One Book South Dakota is a tale of reinvention, of a person who changed her mind and her ways and left her family — her infamous and outspoken family, known nationwide for raucous protests at funerals of U.S. soldiers — for a quiet life in rural South Dakota.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: One Book Reveal Dec. 3: Learn the Title, Meet the Author at our Office in Brookings!
    November 29, 2019

    On Dec. 3, readers will have a rare opportunity to meet the One Book author as the selection is announced.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Participating in Second Annual South Dakota Gives Campaign
    November 19, 2019

    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.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: 2019 Veterans Story Contest: The Winners
    November 8, 2019

    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.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Applications Being Accepted for 2020 SDHC Scholars
    October 29, 2019

    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.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: 2019 Festival of Books Features Large Crowds, Poignant Presentations
    October 11, 2019

    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.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: 2019 Festival of Books Preview: What You Need to Know for the 2019 Event, Oct. 4-6 in Deadwood
    September 18, 2019

    Planning your Festival of Books visit? Here is “what you need to know” — our full preview featuring important information about authors, dates, times and locations.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Former Westboro Baptist Church Member, S.D. Resident Featured at 2019 Festival of Books, Will Discuss Memoir, Decision to Leave Infamous Church
    September 14, 2019

    As a member of what's been referred to as the "most hated family in America" and granddaughter of infamous religious zealot and Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, Megan Phelps-Roper grew up on raucous picket lines protesting funerals with messages like "God Hates Fags."

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Rapid City Author & Artist Montileaux, Movie Producer Covel Lead 2019 Young Readers Lineup
    September 6, 2019

    Second and third graders will be quite familiar with at least two of the 2019 Young Readers Festival of Books authors by the time the event rolls around in October.

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