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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. 

As CDC guidelines change, so do we ...

After a recent check on the CDC website, we will be putting the following into place for those who have been fully vaccinated:
• You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
• You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
• If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
• You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
Scholar and the host organization can agree as to best policy and follow local guidance. We will no longer require masking and distancing – unless/until the CDC changes direction again.  Please contact us at with questions.

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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