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governor’s humanities awards

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Six Montanans will be recognized during the Governor’s Humanities Awards Ceremony on February 19, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda, Helena. Governor Steve Bullock will officiate. Honorees are:

  • Philip Aaberg, Chester
  • Jack Gladstone, Babb
  • Yvonne Gastineau Gritzner, Florence
  • Kirby Lambert, Helena
  • Dr. Richard  E. Littlebear, Lame Deer
  • William Rossiter, Kalispell

The ceremony is free and open to the public. A banquet follows the ceremony, with no-host cocktails at 6 p.m. and a dinner and program at 7 p.m. at the Red Lion Colonial Inn. Banquet tickets are $50 available here.

Brent Musburger serves as keynote speaker and will be recognized as a Friend of Humanities Montana.


Montana 1864 — NOW AVAILABLE

Montana 1864 by Ken Egan Jr.


Authored by Humanities Montana executive director Ken Egan, Montana 1864 is a month-by-month account of what was happening on the ground the year Montana was created as a territory. Granville Stuart, Plenty-coups, Jim Bridger, Sitting Bull, Calamity Jane, and more.

All author royalties go to support Humanities Montana programs and grants. Purchase Montana 1864 here!


The Montana Center for the Book presents a new reading & discussion series designed to bring military veterans, humanities scholars, and communities together to explore veterans’ experiences. Learn more here.


There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
– Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Humanities Montana and the Montana Center for the Book invite students to write to an author of their choosing, living or dead, whose book they have found especially meaningful. Letters will be entered in a national contest sponsored by the Library of Congress for prizes and recognition.

2015 Contest Deadlines: Level 3 (grades 9–12)—December 15, 2014; Levels 1 & 2 (grades 4–8)—January 15, 2015. Guidelines available here.

resources for teachers

Humanities Montana offers a wide variety of youth-oriented programs and opportunities, and we invite partnerships with teachers to extend and deepen our connections with Montana's young people. learn more here


Humanities Montana is an independent nonprofit organization that provides grants and programs on history, literature, Native American cultures, and more all over the state of Montana.

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