2016 - 2016

2016 Major Accomplishments

Mary Jane Bradbury as 19th c. naturalist Martha Maxwell

Ellwein as Teddy Roosevelt

Academic World Quest

  • Livingston serves as Hometown Humanities host, featuring programs on economic justice, artists’ reflections on their works’ impact, and creative writing opportunities for diverse community members.
  • Humanities Montana offers compelling literary programs across the state through a special grant from the Pulitzer Foundation.
  • “Our Current State,” a set of Montana Conversations programs focused on contemporary cultures and issues, launches through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Humanities Montana provides 51 grants to support exciting humanities projects across Montana, including a documentary film on the Bozeman Trail, a humanities conference at Carroll College with the theme “Hope and Fear,” and creative writing programs for incarcerated youth.
  • 182 Montana Conversations programs take place across the state. Joseph S. Sample provides a recurring major gift to assure these programs are available to Montanans in rural communities.
  • Ken Egan is elected to the Federation of State Humanities Councils board of directors. He becomes chair of the Federation’s Legislative Committee, focused on advocating federal funding for state and territorial humanities councils.