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Blog

  1. New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee has an arc to her life that may even rival some of the characters in her novels. Continue Reading

  2. The South Dakota Humanities Council is again helping to bring a U.S. Poet Laureate to South Dakota. Continue Reading

  3. Brian Turner has been, among other things, a DJ, an English teacher and a pickler, a bass guitar instructor and a soldier: he spent seven years in the Army, with deployments as an infantry team leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq. Continue Reading

  4. Not only is bestselling author Heather Graham visiting Deadwood for the first time this October, but she’s also a “combatant” in a shootout staged by Deadwood Alive and hosted in conjunction with the South Dakota Festival of Books. Continue Reading

Event Calendar

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Aug
6:00 pm | Lemmon Public Library
24
Aug
2:00 pm | St. Joseph's Catholic Church
24
Aug
28
Aug
7:00 pm | Farber Hall - University of South Dakota
5
Sep
10:00 am | AARP Sioux Falls Office
6
Sep
12:00 pm | Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
7
Sep
10:00 am | Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center
7
Sep
2:00 pm | Huron Public Library
9
Sep
12:30 pm | Sturgis Brown High School

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. 

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)