Missoula –   Humanities Montana awarded a $5,000.00 grant to the Hockaday Museum of Art in support of the Traveling Medicine Show Expansion. The Traveling Medicine Show is one of the Hockaday Museum of Art’s most popular educational outreach projects that brings the art, history, and culture of the Blackfeet Nation to life for K-12 students and wider audiences. The expansion project will add several unique and compelling aspects to the existing collection of art and artifacts chosen by the Hockaday Museum of Art in collaboration with members of the Blackfeet Nation. 

The Traveling Medicine Show will also expand its reach by building digital resources that can be utilized by schools and organizations when a direct visit is not possible. In addition, a main focus of the expansion will be to add Blackfeet language translations to the artifacts in the collection. This expansion will enhance the curriculum of a proven program that brings education about native culture and history to students across Montana.
Humanities Montana is the state’s independent, nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1972, Humanities Montana has provided services and grants to hundreds of Montana organizations in support of public programs in history, literature, cultures, and public issues. Among its many programs are its grants, Montana Conversations and Speakers in the Schools, Letters About Literature, and the Governor’s Humanities Awards.