2012 - 2012

2012 Major Accomplishments

We the People

Children’s Festival of the Book

  • 40th anniversary celebrations, including recognizing 37 Humanities Heroes and conducting HM’s first endowment-building campaign, 40 at 40.
  • HM hosts “We the People: Conversations on the Montana and U. S. Constitutions” in Helena, bringing together scholars, citizens, justices, and Constitutional Convention delegates to honor the 40th anniversary of Montana Constitution.
  • Hometown Humanities launches in Miles City.
  • Record attendance at HM Festival of the Book, featuring a gala reading with Ivan Doig, David Quammen, and Pam Houston and outtakes from the film “Winter in the Blood,” supported in part by HM grants.
  • Record number of grants—75—awarded, many going to smaller communities and organizations.
  • Speakers in the Schools program reaches 30 schools.
  • Julie Dial and Samantha Dwyer present “Humanities Work!” at National Humanities Conference in Chicago.
  • Communications refresh with redesigned website and promotional materials.