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Rick Bass's essay collection The Book of Yaak has been added to the Montana Authors Project, our digital literary map that links writing to place. Learn more here.

humanities in the parks

It’s summer and Humanities Montana is heading to the park! Montana is home to 54 state parks, so there’s no excuse for not visiting at least one this summer. While you’re there take in one of these humanities programs:

Bannack State Park

Aug 22 — Hard Rock Mining in Southwest Montana, Tom Satterly

Chief Plenty Coups

Aug 7 — Horses in Contemporary Culture, Sid Gustafson

Missouri Headwaters

Aug 15 — Before the Horse: Northern Rockies Lifestyles, Kae Cheatham

Pictograph Cave

Aug 22 — Montana 1864, Ken Egan

montana shares

Supporters of the humanities in Montana have a new way to give: Montana Shares. If you participate in Montana Shares through your workplace, please consider donating to Humanities Montana for programs and grants on history, literature, Native American cultures, philosophy, and much more.

grant notice

The next application deadline for regular, major and digital media grants is August 20.

Applications for new opportunity grants will be considered beginning October 1, for programs taking place after November 1.

speakers programs

Humanities Montana is sponsoring 155 Speakers Bureau programs and our Speakers in the Schools will visit over 200 classrooms around the state this year.

At this time, we are not booking any more programs that occur before November 1.

To find out which humanities events we have scheduled in your community, check our calendar.

montana 1864

Montana 1864 by Humanities Montana executive director Ken Egan is a finalist for the High Plains Book Award for Nonfiction. Montana 1864 is a month-by-month account of what was happening on the ground the year Montana was created as a territory.

Copies can be purchased via the Montana 1864 website. All author royalties go to support Humanities Montana programs and grants.

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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