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Re-enactor to portray champion hunter during program at Cultural Heritage Center
Arch Ellwein will portray famous buffalo hunter “Yellowstone” Vic Smith in a presentation that begins at 7 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


U.S. Department of Education approves South Dakota’s ESSA plan
The U.S. Department of Education has approved South Dakota’s state plan for educating students under the Every Student Succeeds Act.


Historical Society Press named best by True West magazine
The South Dakota Historical Society Press was recently named Best Regional Western History Publisher by True West magazine.


Family Fun Saturday at Cultural Heritage Center returns with snowman craft on Jan. 20
There’s no need to fight the cold or get frosty fingers when you “Build a Snowman!” at Family Fun Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. CST on Jan. 20 at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Historical Supreme Court Reports 1879-1923 available online from State Library
The South Dakota State Library recently added a collection of historical Supreme Court Reports 1879-1923 to the library's digital collections site.


Webster soldier’s Vietnam War collection donated to State Historical Society
The South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives recently received a collection of Vietnam War-era photographs, numerous letters and a journal written by Webster soldier James C. Walton, Jr.


Five South Dakota teachers earn profession’s top honor
Five South Dakota classroom teachers are among the nearly 5,461 elementary and secondary school teachers nationwide to achieve National Board Certification in 2017.


Historical Society Press new member of Association of University Presses
The South Dakota Historical Society Press has been accepted as an affiliate member of the Association of University Presses.


Middle school math teacher in Harrisburg receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Carla Diede, a National Board Certified math teacher at Harrisburg South Middle School, is South Dakota’s newest recipient of a $25,000 award that Teacher magazine calls the “Oscar of Teaching.”


Time to submit Notice of Intent to Apply for 21st CCLC grant funding
Now is the time for schools and other organizations interested in 21st Century Community Learning Centers, or 21st CCLC, grants to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply.


Cultural Heritage Center program to focus on rural schools
Capturing memories of a way of life disappearing from South Dakota will be the focus of a Jan. 9 program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


McKennett WWI letters/photos donated to State Historical Society
The South Dakota State Historical Society recently processed a collection of World War I-era photographs and letters written by Webster, S.D., native Pvt. Herbert McKennett. The correspondence of more than 30 letters dates mainly from 1916 and 1917.


Retention rate strong at state technical institutes and new programs added
The retention rate at South Dakota’s four technical institutes is 78 percent, an all-time high.


State Historical Society receives donation regarding Chief Spotted Tail
The South Dakota State Historical Society recently received a collection concerning Chief Spotted Tail.


Fur trade history being celebrated at Cultural Heritage Center program
Activities at two important Upper Missouri River fur trading posts will be brought to life during a program Dec. 12 at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Fred Assam Elementary honored as National Title I Distinguished School
Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp visited Fred Assam Elementary in the Brandon Valley School District today to celebrate the school being honored as a National Title I Distinguished School for excellence in serving a special population of students (English learners).


Four more state historic newspapers available online
Four more South Dakota newspaper titles have been added to the growing online database of historical United States newspapers, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Wall Elementary honored as National Title I Distinguished School
Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp visited Wall Elementary School today to celebrate the school being honored as a National Title I Distinguished School for exceptional student performance for two consecutive years.

State Historical Society announces spring Deadwood Fund grant applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the first round of the 2018 Deadwood Fund grant program are due on Feb. 1, 2018, for work beginning no earlier than May 1, 2018.


Mortimer Cabin in Oak Lakes State Park listed in National Register of Historic Places
The Mortimer Cabin in Oak Lakes State Park near Bruce was recently placed in the National Register of Historic Places, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Become a budding history explorer at Cultural Heritage Center
A new museum program focused on families with preschool-aged children is now available to the public at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


“Spirit of ‘70s” exhibit to open during annual Holiday Open House Nov. 24 at South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center
A new exhibit, “The Spirit of the ‘70s,” will open at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Friday, Nov. 24, in conjunction with the annual Holiday Open House of the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Entertainment 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. 24, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


New ‘70s exhibit highlights Cultural Heritage Center Holiday Open House
Visitors can relive the 1970s at this year’s annual Holiday Open House of the South Dakota State Historical Society from 12-4:30 p.m. CST on Friday, Nov. 24, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Cowboy Governor to be discussed at Cultural Heritage Center meeting
South Dakota Gov. Tom Berry will be the focus of the November meeting of the History and Heritage Book Club. The program will begin at 7 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Everyone is welcome to attend the free program.


‘South Dakota History’ highlights pioneering health care workers, philanthropists
Hospital founders, philanthropists and a pioneer nurse are featured in the Fall 2017 issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Make-and-Take Holiday Ornaments Nov. 4 at Cultural Heritage Center
Get in the holiday spirit and have some fun creating handmade holiday ornaments at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Nov. 4. There will be free admission to the museum that day, and refreshments will be provided.