Humanities Montana has come to Lincoln County!
Humanities Montana has come to Lincoln County! They are Montana's independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For over 40 years they have benefited hundreds of Montana organizations and thousands of us Montanans throughout the state. Starting in the summer of 2014, they are working with a group of volunteers in our community to provide and support public programs that stimulate reflection, create knowledge, resolve problems, and inspire delight.
The “Humanities” covers such topics as history, literature, creative expression, philosophy, and ethics. Humanities Montana has an extensive resource list of speakers and programs and they are eager to work with community members to taylor-make programs that are specific to our area.
We got off to a great start with two excellent events. In the fall of 2014, we brought Mark Matthews to call a square dance at the Creative Arts Center.
Several exciting programs are planned for 2015! February 7 and March 7, Caroline Patterson, Missoula writer and author will present the first of a monthly series of creative writing workshops at the Sunburst Community Room. The first week of March, we'll bring Ken Egan, Missoula writer and author of “Montana 1864” to town to speak with our local book club and schools. Also, March 3 at 6:30p.m. Ken will give a public presentation about his book at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. We are planning Community Discussions for late March/early April on the topic of Being Good Neighbors, ie: how to positively direct the changing dynamics of our area; specifics to be announced as we develop them. For more information, check our community calendar and stay tuned to visitNWmontana.com.
Humanities Montana encourages Montanans to learn and reflect together. Come participate in our heritage and the humanities!