2013 - 2013

2013 Major Accomplishments

Friends of the Yellowstone Annual Spring Knap-In

  • Seven Montanans receive the Governor’s Humanities Award: John and Anna Brumley, Walter Fleming, Larry Lahren, Mary Murphy, Lawrence Small, and Robert Swartout.
  • Grants include funding for a major lecture series on science and the humanities at Flathead Valley Community College, a digital history of the Blackfoot Flood, a Young Chautauqua program at Great Falls High School, and statewide support for book festivals and reading and discussion programs.
  • Humanities Montana Festival of the Book features standing-room only performance by Sherman Alexie, author luncheon with James Lee Burke, and gala reading with Tami Haaland, Richard Manning, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Jamie Ford.
  • Hometown Humanities Dillon kicks off with a downtown walking tour and community conversation about the importance of the humanities.
    “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,” a special reading and discussion program dedicated to increasing understanding of Islamic cultures, takes place in Dillon and Missoula.
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction and Montana State Parks provide grants to support Speakers in the Schools and Speakers in the Parks.
  • “The Heart of the Matter,” national report on value of humanities, released, and Governor Steve Bullock issues eloquent testimonial to importance of humanities for Montanans.