Sidney Chosen As Hometown Humanities Site
August 23, 2017 | View PDF
The MonDak Heritage Center announces that Humanities Montana has chosen Sidney as the next site for Hometown Humanities, an initiative that brings a year’s worth of humanities-based programming to a single community. These programs are scheduled over the course of 12 months, so that every few weeks there is a new event. All Hometown Humanities programs will be free and open to the public.
A local steering committee with representatives from the MonDak Heritage Center, Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, Sidney-Richland County Library, Oneok, Inc., the Boys & Girls Club of Richland County, area schools, and other local organizations will work with members of the community and Humanities Montana staff to plan approximately 25 educational and cultural programs starting this fall. Events will include public speakers, speakers in the schools, community discussions, and more.
To participate in the planning committee or to sign up for a newsletter to get alerts about upcoming events, email Humanities Montana at [email protected] or contact the MonDak Heritage Center at [email protected] or (406) 433-3500. Humanities Montana and the local steering committee welcome input and participation from all residents of Richland County.
The MonDak Heritage Center applied for the prestigious designation, with the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture serving as co-sponsor. Previous locations include Miles City, Dillon, Lincoln County, Havre, and Livingston. Next year’s application will open in early 2018.
Humanities Montana is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1972, Humanities Montana has engaged people in conversations about the meaning of human experience through grants and programs on history, literature, diverse cultures, philosophy, and current affairs. Each year, Humanities Montana supports hundreds of Montana organizations conducting public humanities programs.