Host A Program

Secure an SDHC scholar for your community today for just $50!

Program Types

Our scholars are available to lead discussions on the current One Book, a Book Club to Go discussion on selections from the Lending Library, and a variety of Speakers Bureau programs. 

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Steps Everyone Can Take to Make Gatherings Safer

If you are attending a gathering, think about the steps you need to take to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19.

  • If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
  • In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.

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One Book Reading Discussion


Choose an SDHC scholar to lead your One Book South Dakota discussion. The OBSD author is central to the annual Festival of Books as a keynote presenter. Our 2020 selection is Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper.

Book Club to Go Program


Expand your reading group with one of more than 30 selections from the 
SDHC Lending Library. The program includes an SDHC scholar to lead your group's discussion.

Speakers Bureau &


Bring a renowned scholar to your community to present on topics for all ages and backgrounds. Consult the annual program catalog for a full list of scholars and topics


Chautauqua scholar Joyce Jefferson is one of many humanities speakers available through the South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau Program, which allows communities to host a speaker-led discussion program for just $50.

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