2009 - 2009

2009 Major Accomplishments

2009 Governor’s Awards

Book Festival

  • Ken Egan becomes Executive Director.
  • Farewell Reception for Mark Sherouse.
  • “Can We Talk?” Conference, Billings.
  • “Reason and Respect” Conference, Hamilton.
  • The Surrounded chosen as One Book Montana.
  • Humanities Roundtable, HM’s social network, launches.
  • Reflect: Community Readings and Conversations begins.
  • Civic Education Institute in Billings.
  • Montana Festival of the Book features mystery writers Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, and Laura Lippman.
  • Grants include “Tribal Histories Gathering in Bozeman,” screening and discussion of “Prodigal Sons” in Helena, “A-Z Lecture Series” at MSU-Bozeman, “Butte Digital Film Project,” and “High Plains Book Festival” in Billings.
  • Humanities Montana receives its fifth Schwartz Prize for its Public Affairs Initiative.