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Make-n-Take Holiday Ornament event Nov. 2 at Cultural Heritage Center
Get ready for the holiday season by making handmade holiday ornaments on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


South Dakota’s state bird coming to Cultural Heritage Center on Oct. 19
Pheasant hunting season kicks off Saturday, Oct. 19, but you won’t need a gun to bring down pheasants at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Visitors can create their own flying pheasant corncob dart at Family Fun Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.

State Historical Society releases first-ever study of woman suffrage in Northern Great Plains
Stories about the national movement for woman suffrage are now available from the South Dakota State Historical Society. The anthology explores the impact of the Northern Great Plains states—South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming—on the national movement.


Author to share childhood story at Cultural Heritage Center program
On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. CDT, author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve will share a story of family, generosity, and joy from her childhood as told in “The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood” as part of the History and Heritage Book Club at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Rightfully Hers exhibit showing at Cultural Heritage Center
Now through the end of the year, the South Dakota State Historical Society-State Archives will host a new popup exhibition from the National Archives at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Wild Bill Hickok featured in “South Dakota History”
A special issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society, highlights the legacy of James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok.


Cultural Heritage Center program focuses on Spotted Tail
An influential leader on the Northern Great Plains will be the focus of an Oct. 8 program at the Cultural Heritage Center.

State Historical Society seeks public input on preservation needs
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is preparing for its federal fiscal year 2020 grant application and invites public comment through Oct. 31 on the state’s preservation needs and projects.


WWII Doolittle raider subject of new State Historical Society biography
A secret bombing mission, a crash-landing in China, and a bold escape open the newest biography from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


2018-19 Report Card released: English-learners, postsecondary readiness are bright spots
Students whose native language is not English are experiencing increased success in mastering the language, according to the 2018-19 South Dakota Report Card. The number of students considered on track to English language mastery grew from 33 percent in 2017-18 to 45 percent in 2018-19.


Award-winning holiday story now in paperback from State Historical Society
The South Dakota State Historical Society has released a paperback edition of “The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood,” past winner of an American Indian Youth Literature Award.


Community identity exhibit at Cultural Heritage Center to close on Sept. 15
Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre have just a few more days to visit the exhibition “From Jackrabbits to Schmeckfest: The Many Faces of Community Identity in South Dakota.” The exhibit, featuring images, events, and places that help define community identity in South Dakota, closes on Sunday, Sept. 15.


Cultural Heritage Center to participate in 15th annual Museum Day Live! event
On Saturday, Sept. 21, all visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will be welcomed free of charge, courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine.


Gov. Noem proclaims September Attendance Awareness Month
The 2019-20 school year is underway, and Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed September Attendance Awareness Month.


Legendary lawmen to be featured at Sept. 10 Cultural Heritage Center program
Two of the best-known lawmen of the Old West will be the focus of a program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. CDT.

Cultural Heritage Center hosting Traditional Arts Demonstration Day on Sept. 14
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society will host five American Indian traditional artists for Traditional Arts Demonstration Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Oahe Chapel to host pie social on Sept. 8
A free, old-fashioned pie and ice cream social is being held on the grounds of the Oahe Chapel north of Pierre from 1:30-3:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday, Sept. 8.


New Spotted Tail biography released by State Historical Society
For the first time since 1961, American Indian leader Spotted Tail is the subject of a new biography, published by the South Dakota State Historical Society.

“South Dakota History” features railroads, childhood memories, Elk Point
State-run railroads, a childhood memoir, and William DuPont’s connection to the town of Elk Point are highlighted in the latest issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Quillworking at Cultural Heritage Center Family Fun Saturday on Sept. 7
Visitors will have the opportunity to create their own “quillwork” piece using colored toothpicks at Family Fun Saturday on Sept. 7 at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Historical maps displayed in Cultural Heritage Center
A map display in the Education Room of the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre highlights various examples of maps held in the collections of the South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives.


Education department announces guidelines for 2019-20 free or reduced-price meal programs
Child and Adult Nutrition Services in the South Dakota Department of Education announces the policy for free milk or free and reduced-price meals. The policy applies to children unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Special Milk, and/or Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP).


Learn about America’s first Public Enemy No. 1 at Cultural Heritage Center program
On Tuesday, Aug. 13, Tim Bjorkman will tell the story of a good man gone bad when the History and Heritage Book Club meets at 7 p.m. CDT, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Cultural Heritage Center Museum to host outdoor concert, ice cream social Aug. 16
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will host an outdoor concert called “Music of the American West” featuring traditional music artists Bob and Sheila Everhart on Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. CDT at the Capitol Lake Visitor Center in Pierre.


Harvest Time Family Fun Saturday to be held Aug. 10 at Cultural Heritage Center
Come to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT and make a harvest ornament incorporating wheat stems, chenille strips and ribbons.


State Historical Society announces fall Deadwood Fund grant applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program should be postmarked no later than Oct. 1 for work beginning no sooner than Jan. 1, 2020.