2014 - 2014

2014 Major Accomplishments

Dillion named site of Hometown Humanities

  • 152 Speakers Bureau programs in 54 communities in 33 counties.
  • 63 Speakers in the Schools programs in multiple classrooms in communities throughout the state, including rural towns such as Brockton, Frenchtown, Clyde Park, Harlowton, Miles City, Gardiner, Troy, and Arlee.
  • 41 grants totaling $130,000 to organizations large and small throughout Montana to support programs on history, literature, Native American cultures, and more.
  • Book festivals in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, and Missoula to encourage learning and reflecting together on Montana’s extraordinary literary heritage.
  • Underwriting for radio programs that reach the entire state through Montana and Yellowstone Public Radio: “Home Ground,” “The Write Question,” “Mountain Voices,” and “Reflections West” that reach the entire state through the two public radio networks.
  • Hometown Humanities in Lincoln County.
  • Adopted new strategic plan that calls for even greater emphasis on serving the entire state through programs such as Hometown Humanities, Speakers Bureau and Speakers in the Schools and grants and handing off management of the Montana Festival of the Book to an organizing committee in Missoula.
  • Publication of Ken Egan’s Montana 1864: Indians, Emigrants, and Gold in the Territorial Year to commemorate Montana Territory’s sesquicentennial and raise funds for HM’s programs and grants.
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