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Bunnies Rock! at Family Fun Saturday April 8 at Cultural Heritage Center
Young bunnies are a sure sign of spring and they will be the focus for Family Fun Saturday “Bunnies Rock!” at the Cultural Heritage Center on April 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.

“A Life’s Work: Paul Goble Illustrations of American Indian Stories” exhibit to open April 4 at Cultural Heritage Center
The Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre is hosting a traveling exhibition that features South Dakota artist and author Paul Goble (1933-2017).

State Historical Society conference in Sioux Falls to feature Laura Ingalls Wilder, latest society book
Ten contributors to a new book on Laura Ingalls Wilder will be featured at the annual South Dakota State Historical Society History Conference to be held at the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls—City Centre, April 28-29.

Board adopts new educator certification rules
The South Dakota Board of Education adopted new educator certification rules earlier today, overhauling the state’s current certification system.

Tech institute tuition and state fees set and welding certificates added
The South Dakota Board of Education has approved 2017-18 state tuition and fees at the state’s four technical institutes.

State Historical Society endorses History Relevance Value Statement
The South Dakota State Historical Society today joins more than 100 historical organizations around the country to endorse the History Relevance Value Statement and declare the importance of teaching and learning history.

Explore pinwheel power at Family Fun Day March 11 at Cultural Heritage Center
Come and make your own pinwheel to capture the South Dakota spring breezes at Family Fun Saturday on March 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. CST at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Storyteller Paul Goble to be discussed at History and Heritage Book Club meeting
The life and works of award-winning author and illustrator Paul Goble will be discussed at the March meeting of the History and Heritage Book Club.

Six more state properties listed on National Register of Historic Places
Six more South Dakota properties were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Two South Dakota schools honored as National Title I Distinguished Schools
Anne Sullivan Elementary (Sioux Falls) and Leola Elementary were among those honored Wednesday as National Title I Distinguished Schools at the National Title I Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

State Historical Society board approves property tax moratorium applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society board of trustees recently approved 22 applications in 10 counties for the eight-year state historic preservation property tax moratorium for restoration and rehabilitation made to historic buildings.

10 public libraries accredited in 2017
Ten South Dakota public libraries were accredited by the State Library in 2017.

State Historical Society officials promote June symposium in Black Hills
Officials with the South Dakota State Historical Society are encouraging interested people to attend a symposium in the Black Hills in June.

State Historical Society awards five historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Arlington, Delmont, Faulkton, Madison and St. Onge have received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Students visit Pierre for CTSO Legislative Shadow Day
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, more than 40 student leaders came to Pierre Feb. 8-9, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations’ Legislative Shadow Day.

Remove your shoes to enjoy new exhibit at Cultural Heritage Center
You must remove your shoes in order to get the full effect of the newest exhibit at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Now through March 26, the museum will host “Walk Softly."

State Historical Society seeks nominations for Governor’s Awards, board positions
The South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre is seeking nominations for the annual Governor’s Awards for History and two open positions on its board of trustees.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday to be celebrated at Cultural Heritage Center
A special program Feb. 7 at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of author Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Help students by starting a local Summer Food Service Program
In an effort to fend off hunger, the South Dakota Department of Education’s office of Child and Adult Nutrition Services is seeking sponsors for a federally-funded program that provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months.

Museum Activity Day, SDSU ice cream at Cultural Heritage Center on Feb. 5
Create your own snowflakes at Museum Activity Day at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre from 1-4 p.m. CST on Sunday, Feb. 5.

Board holds first public hearing on proposed certification rule changes
The South Dakota Board of Education held the first of two public hearings on proposed educator certification rule changes today.

Paul Goble biography now available from State Historical Society
The first-ever biography of internationally known children’s author and illustrator Paul Goble, who passed away on Jan. 5, has been released by the South Dakota State Historical Society. Written by Gregory Bryan, “Paul Goble, Storyteller” captures a life that few Americans are familiar with.

Cultural Heritage Center announces new monthly programming series to debut in January
Beginning Saturday, Jan. 21, the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will debut a new monthly programming series for 2017 entitled “Family Fun Saturdays.”

Mitchell teacher receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Amanda Christensen, a fourth grade teacher at Longfellow Elementary School in Mitchell, has received a $25,000 award that Teacher magazine calls the “Oscar of Teaching.”

Jan. 3 program at Cultural Heritage Center focuses on Great Depression
The Great Depression and "A New Deal for South Dakota" will be the focus of a public program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Jan. 3.