Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities Councils

Period of Performance

7/1/2005 - 10/31/2006

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$49,760.00 (approved)
$49,760.00 (awarded)

Third Annual Festival of Books

FAIN: BC-50255-05

South Dakota Humanities Council (Brookings, SD 57006-4107)
Sherry K. DeBoer (Project Director: March 2005 to September 2006)

To support the participation of historians, authors and other non-fiction writers in the South Dakota Humanities Council's third annual festival of books to be held in Deadwood, South Dakota, in September 2005.

SDHC requests history & tribal writing funding for the Third Annual Festival of Books September 23-25, 2005 in Deadwood, "Where Readers and Writers Rendezvous.” Candace Fleming (Ben Franklin's Almanac), Vine Deloria, Jr.(God is Red), Stephen Bloom (Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America) and 50 additional historians & other non-fiction writers will explore significant events in American history & culture. Presentations will range from the political life & legacy of South Dakotan George McGovern & founding father Benjamin Franklin to the SD jockey who won the Triple Crown.