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HM wins 2015 schwartz prize

Humanities Montana received its sixth Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize for Public Humanities Programs for the Hometown Humanities program during the National Humanities Conference in St. Louis on November 6.

Congratulations to this year’s other winners of the Schwartz Prize, the Maryland Humanities Council and Cal Humanities.

hometown humanities - apply now!

Bring our award-winning Hometown Humanites program to your community in 2016-17. Speakers, scholars, community conversations and much more...all absolutely FREE! Applications due Feb 29. Learn more 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

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.

pulitzer celebrations in 2016

The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded $45,000 to Humanities Montana for a year-long celebration of Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, a program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Prizes in 2016.

Humanities Montana will partner with a dozen Montana organizations to create over 70 events that celebrate great American poetry. Two large-scale readings and discussions featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning poets will bookend the year in Billings and Missoula, but many of the planned events will involve children and young adults, and rural communities.

More info to come!

summer programs for teachers

NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1200-$3900 available for one- to five-week programs. Learn more here

letters about literature

High school students (Level 3) who have written to an author about a book that has affected their life should postmark their entries by December 4, 2015. Download guidelines and entry forms here.

For Levels 1 & 2 (kids in 4th through 8th grade) you have until January 11, 2016. The best letters win cash prizes!



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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