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the common good

NEH Chairman William “Bro” Adams has announced a new initiative designed to demonstrate the critical role humanities scholarship can play in our public life: The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. learn more here

governor’s humanities awards

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.

Business sponsorships for the 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards are currently available. Gain exposure for your business as a supporter of cultural events in your community and across Montana. For more information contact us at (406) 243-6022 or

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

hometown humanities

Interested in bringing Hometown Humanities to your community? Humanities Montana is now accepting applications from community representatives for 2015-2016. Hometown Humanities brings a year’s worth of humanities-based programming to a single community—15 to 25 events all FREE OF CHARGE and open to the public, selected from Humanities Montana’s extensive program catalog. learn more here

montana center for the book


Cast your vote for the next five books to be added to the Montana Authors Project. Select one title in each of five categories: contemporary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, young adult and Montana classics. Voting closes Feb 15.


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.

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, Sitting Bull, Calamity Jane, and more.

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