Jan 19, 2017Board 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.
Jan 18, 2017Paul 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.
Jan 04, 2017Cultural 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.”
Dec 29, 2016Jan. 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.
Dec 20, 2016State Historical Society receives grant to put more historic newspapers online
The South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives was awarded a second round of grant funding in the amount of $240,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing historical newspapers.1941 recording of USS South Dakota christening available on State Historical Society website
Two lacquer radio transcription discs, held in the collections of the South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, broadcast the June 7, 1941, double christening and launching of the battleship USS South Dakota from the New York Shipbuilding Corporation ways at Camden, N.J.
Dec 16, 2016Time to submit Notice of Intent to Apply for 21st CCLC grant funding
The opportunity to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, or 21st CCLC, grants will be available soon.
Dec 14, 2016Native American achievement school grants awarded
The South Dakota Department of Education has awarded three Native American achievement school grants.
Dec 12, 2016Second round of Classroom Innovation Grant recipients announced
Twenty-five Classroom Innovation Grants have been awarded to South Dakota school districts for a combined total of over $1.3 million funded by the 2016 Legislature.
Dec 01, 2016State Historical Society announces spring Deadwood Fund grant applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the first round of the 2017 Deadwood Fund grant program are due on Feb. 1, 2017, for work beginning no earlier than May 1, 2017.
Nov 30, 2016Local museums to promote Pierre/Fort Pierre through Business Appreciation Days in December
From Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11, the Bad River Museum Directors will host Business Appreciation Days at four participating museums in Pierre and Fort Pierre.
Nov 28, 2016December Smithsonian Saturday program at Cultural Heritage Center focuses on space
The next Smithsonian Saturday program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, and will focus on the effort to research space using radio telescopes and various telescopes already working in deep space.
Nov 21, 2016Entertainment for Cultural Heritage Center Holiday Open House announced
A full afternoon of entertainment is planned for the annual holiday open house of the South Dakota State Historical Society on Friday, Nov. 25, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.Two new displays opening at Cultural Heritage Center for Holiday Open House
Two new displays featuring quilts and photographs will be opening in time for the annual Holiday Open House event at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Friday, Nov. 25
Nov 18, 2016South Dakota sites recognized for efforts with Summer Food Service Program
At a recent gathering of state agency representatives in Arlington, Va., the U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized Rapid City Area Schools and the Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud for their efforts with the Summer Food Service Program in 2016.
Nov 16, 2016State Historical Staff presenting photo workshop this Saturday
Three South Dakota State Historical Society staff members will present a workshop on caring for photographs Saturday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. CST at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.
Nov 15, 2016Board holds first public hearing on proposed CTE standards
The South Dakota Board of Education held the first of four public hearings on proposed career and technical education standards in six career clusters earlier today.
Nov 14, 2016"There's Snowplace like the Cultural Heritage Center" for a holiday open house
Residents of and visitors to Pierre are encouraged to attend this year's annual holiday open house of the South Dakota State Historical Society, which will be held from 12-4:30 p.m. CST on Friday, Nov. 25, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.
Nov 07, 2016Second round of shared services grants awarded to schools
Two proposals from South Dakota school districts will be funded under the second round of the state’s new shared services grant program.
Nov 03, 2016Life of a frontier justice to be featured at History Book Club meeting
The life and trials of one of Dakota Territory's first judges will be the subject of the November History and Heritage Book Club meeting on Nov. 15 at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.