January 2024 Grant News

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Humanities Montana seeks opportunities to support storytelling projects that elevate unheard voices & histories

The Chief Plenty Coups Honor Guard and Drumming Group perform at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider in Arlington, Virginia, in 2021. (Photo compliments of Montana State Parks Foundation) 

As we usher in the new year, Humanities Montana welcomes proposals for storytelling projects that will expand our knowledge and understanding of Montana’s diverse culture and history. Projects that feature presentations by local historians, cultural knowledge keepers, or scholars, and projects that engage youth in living history experiences are of particular interest to us this year.

To learn more about our funding opportunities, visit the Mini-Grants and Community Project Grants webpages and contact Megan Sundy at megan.sundy@humanitiesmontana.org or at (406) 243-6067 to discuss your storytelling project idea.

MSU-Bozeman receives an award for the 2023–2024 National History Day Project in Montana

In September 2023, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Humanities Montana and Montana State University (MSU-Bozeman) supplemental funding in support of National History Day. MSU-Bozeman will take the lead in facilitating this social studies competition for students in grades 6–12 on April 6, 2024, at the MSU-Bozeman campus. 

To learn more, visit the National History Day in Montana (NHD-MT) website. 

Congratulations MSU-Bozeman and thank you for offering this amazing humanities project to Montana youth!

Big Sky Reads — Fort Benton Book Club

The Fort Benton Carnegie Library — The oldest county library in the state of Montana. Photo credit: Montana Marie Photography 

Humanities Montana is excited to announce the newest Big Sky Reads awardee, Chouteau County Library — Fort Benton. The Fort Benton Book Club plans to use its $500 stipend to support an overall program happening at the Fort Benton Library called, “Community Conversations.” In April, they plan to host an “Everyone Reads” book discussion to help community members get to know one another.

The Fort Benton Book Club meets at noon on the fourth Monday of each month in the basement of the library. For more information, contact the library at (406) 622-5222 or fblibrary1915@gmail.com.

For more information, visit the Big Sky Reads webpage or contact Megan Sundy at megan.sundy@humanitiesmontana.org or (406) 243-6067 for more information.