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State Historical Society presenting Governor’s Awards for History
The South Dakota State Historical Society will recognize three individuals and two organizations with Governor’s Awards for History for their efforts in preserving state history.


State Historical Society holding preservation essay contest
The State Historic Preservation Office of the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre is holding an essay contest for fourth-grade students.


Churches, Aberdeen bakery highlighted in “South Dakota History”
Early churches and an Aberdeen bakery are featured in the annual historic preservation issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society.

State Historical Society Annual History Conference April 26-27 in Pierre
“New Insights into Old Stories” is the theme for the 2019 annual history conference of the South Dakota State Historical Society, to be held April 26-27 at the Ramkota RiverCentre in Pierre.


State Library to host Scan Day events
The South Dakota State Library will host Scan Day events in three communities in April. At Scan Day events, digitization staff from the State Library bring scanning and photography equipment to a community and digitize personal photographs, documents and objects, free of charge.


State Historical Society Biography Named Multi-Award Finalist
A book the South Dakota State Historical Society released in September 2018 has been named a finalist for three national awards.


Program about Gitchie Manitou murders to be presented at Cultural Heritage Center
Murders that shocked the heartland will be the focus of an April 9 program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Decorate eggs at the Cultural Heritage Center Eggstravaganza April 13
Spring has sprung, and visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre can celebrate by decorating their own special egg on Family Fun Saturday, April 13.


State Historical Society book on South Dakota churches named award finalist
“Early Churches in South Dakota: A Lasting Legacy” by Robert W. Sebesta and published by the State Historical Society is a finalist for the 31st annual Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Award in Religion.


State Historical Society book on South Dakota churches named award finalist
“Early Churches in South Dakota: A Lasting Legacy” by Robert W. Sebesta is a finalist for the 31st annual Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Award in Religion.


Board adopts new school library and world languages content standards
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards adopted new academic content standards at its meeting today.


Learn about experiences of women on westward journey at Cultural Heritage Center program
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre by attending a program featuring women’s experiences on the journey westward. Molly Rozum, an associate professor of history at the University of South Dakota, will share insights into the women who took part in the trek west at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, March 26.


State Historical Society puts list of early automobile licenses, auto dealers online
The State Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society recently added to its website searchable indexes to motor vehicle licenses issued from 1905-1911 and automobile dealer licenses issued from 1913-1919.


Cultural Heritage Center to host book talk/signing about Jewish family
The history of five generations of a Jewish family who settled in the Midwest will be told March 11 during a program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


“Click and go” access to high-quality e-resources now available
South Dakota students, educators, researchers and others now have easy “click and go” access anywhere within state boundaries to high-quality electronic resources provided by the State Library to school and public libraries and all citizens statewide.

History Day projects to be displayed at Cultural Heritage Center
History Day projects created by seventh and eighth grade history students at Georgia Morse Middle School in Pierre will be on display Tuesday, March 12, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


State Historical Society makes more issues of historical newspapers available online
Several more South Dakota newspaper titles have been added to the growing online database of historical United States newspapers available to the public, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.


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 positions on its board of trustees.


USS Pierre has State Historical Society remembering other Pierre vessels
South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds recently announced the naming of an Independence-variant, Littoral Combat Ship, the “USS Pierre,” after South Dakota's capital city. The ship is the third United States naval vessel named for Pierre. To celebrate this recent naming, the South Dakota State Historical Society offers the following background on the previous vessels named for Pierre.


Docent training at Cultural Heritage Center set for Saturday, Feb. 23
The South Dakota State Historical Society Museum, located at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, is looking for individuals interested in sharing their time, expertise and love of history to become volunteer docents.


Students visit Pierre for CTSO Legislative Shadow Day
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, 43 student leaders came to Pierre Feb. 5-6, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations’ Legislative Shadow Day.

State Historical Society board approves 13 property tax moratorium applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society board of trustees recently approved 13 applications in five counties for the eight-year state historic preservation property tax moratorium for restoration and rehabilitation made to historic buildings.

2019 Family Fun Saturday schedule set at Cultural Heritage Center
The popular Family Fun Saturday programs are back at the Cultural Heritage for 2019 with many new activities and topics.


State Historical Society awards four historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Deadwood, Lead, Sioux Falls and Watertown have received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Author V.J. Smith to tell about “Richest Man in Town” at Cultural Heritage Center
Aaron “Marty” Martinson was not a billionaire, but that’s what author V.J. Smith called Marty in his best-selling book, “The Richest Man in Town.” Smith will tell about the life lessons Marty taught him and the journey of writing a best-selling book at 7 p.m. CST on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

New members join South Dakota Historical Society Foundation board
The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation board of directors has named new officers and welcomed new board members for 2019.

Summer Food Service Program seeking sponsors to serve communities
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.


State Historical Society makes historic maps available on South Dakota Digital Archives
Dakota Territory maps have been added to the growing online database of historical content available from the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre.


Eat ice cream, make snowmen Feb. 3 at Cultural Heritage Center
Whether there is snow on the ground or not, visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center can build three different snowmen and enjoy South Dakota State University ice cream on Museum Activity Day on Sunday, Feb. 3.