Looking Forward to a Year in Red Lodge!
We are excited to have selected Red Lodge as the site for our next Hometown Humanities initiative. Hometown Humanities focuses on one town each year, bringing free humanities programs to schools and community venues and supporting the cultural work that is ongoing or emerging in the area. Humanities Montana offers our own catalog of presenters, but we also look forward to working with your community to build special programming designed for Red Lodge. Last year’s Hometown site, Sidney, hosted community conversations, received grants to fund teacher training opportunities and author visits, and featured over 40 programs on literature, current events, and history.
Thanks to the leaders of the Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery and the Carbon County Historical Society for submitting the successful application! The selection was announced earlier this month. Since then we’ve been gathering names and contact information for people who want to form a steering committee as well as community members who would like to be updated on Hometown Humanities events.
Dinner’s on Us
On Wednesday, July 18 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, Humanities Montana’s director of programs and grants, Kim Anderson, will host a light dinner and planning discussion. Please join Kim to learn more about Hometown Humanities, the projects we support and resources we offer, and how you can get involved. We will share information about how to book Humanities Montana programs, including Montana Conversations and Speakers in the Schools, how we can support the cultural programs already working in Red Lodge, and what we have previously offered and funded. We would love to hear about your vision for enriching the humanities in Red Lodge! The meeting will be in the meeting room at Red Lodge Pizza Co, 115 S. Broadway Avenue, Red Lodge, MT 59068.
Look for an invitation soon or RSVP now by emailing Kim. If you can’t make this meeting, don’t worry—there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved throughout the year.