2018 - 2018

2018 Major Accomplishments

Mark Matthews Calling Dances

Nimi’ipuu flight through Musselshell Country exhibit

  • Humanities Montana enters into Tribal Partnerships with organizations on the Fort Peck, Fort Belknap, and Flathead Reservations, as well as with the Mitchif Heritage Keepers.
  • Red Lodge serves as host for Hometown Humanities and offers a record number of programs. Its year of programming is capped off by a special celebration of the region’s literary and artistic communities.
  • “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” programs take place all over Montana, funded by the Mellon Foundation in partnership with the Pulitzer Foundation, giving Montanans an opportunity to think deeply about journalism’s role in contemporary democracy.
  • Staff and board members attend the National Humanities Conference in New Orleans to learn from the national network of humanities councils, with a particular focus on increasing racial equity and diversity among the councils.
  • The fall board meeting takes place at Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency in conjunction with a major conference on “The Crow Treaties of 1868,” funded in part by Humanities Montana.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Chair Jon Peede visits with board and staff during their meeting in Crow Agency, signaling the agency’s commitment to the humanities councils’ work.
  • Humanities Montana builds capacity to serve all Montanans by implementing a three-year advancement plan, which includes hiring its first full-time development director.