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Author Thomas Patterson to discuss news media at Cultural Heritage Center
Meet 2018 One Book South Dakota author Thomas E. Patterson at an Oct. 27 program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Patterson is the author of “Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism.”


South Dakota educator receives JAG National Educational Leadership Award
Wagner Community Schools Superintendent Linda Foos has been awarded the National Educational Leadership Award from Jobs for America’s Graduates. Foos was nominated for her extraordinary leadership and support of JAG-South Dakota, which aims to help students succeed in school and in pursuit of a career and/or postsecondary education.

Corncob pheasants coming to Cultural Heritage Center for Family Fun Saturday Oct. 20
Pheasants are flying in South Dakota as the hunting season begins. And corncob pheasants will fly out of the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre when visitors create their own corncob pheasant dart at Family Fun Saturday on Oct. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.


Cultural Heritage Center seeks individuals interested in becoming museum tour guides
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 docent tour guides.

State Historical Society selling Sully County land
The South Dakota State Historical Society is selling 97.5 acres of land located on Lake Oahe in Sully County.


Technical institute enrollment up
At its meeting earlier today, the state Board of Technical Education heard a report on enrollment at the state’s four technical institutes. Enrollment is up since last year, from 6,652 to 6,825, a 2.6 percent increase. The largest number of students are enrolled in the health science career cluster, which has grown from 1,301 students to 1,380 students.


Cultural Heritage Center program focuses on women’s long fight to vote
Women’s fight for the right to vote will be the subject of an Oct. 9 program at the Cultural Heritage Center.


Gov. Daugaard proclaims October ‘Archives Month’
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October as “Archives Month” in South Dakota.


Digital World War I display showing at Cultural Heritage Center
The South Dakota State Historical Society, in association with the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, is showing a digital display called “The World Remembers” in the lobby of the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


State Historical Society seeks public input on preservation needs
The State Historic Preservation Office of the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre is preparing for its federal fiscal year 2019 grant application and invites public comment through Oct. 31 on the state’s preservation needs and projects.


New Biography Looks at First Lakota Congressman Benjamin Reifel
"Without Reservation: Benjamin Reifel and American Indian Acculturation” by Sean J. Flynn, professor at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, will be featured at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Brookings, Sept. 20-23.

State Historical Society Releases First Biography of Sisseton-Wahpeton Leader
Two events this week celebrate the release of the latest book from the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Radical Suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage is Remembered in New Biography
At this month’s South Dakota Festival of Books in Brookings, Sept. 20-23, the South Dakota State Historical Society will release a young adult biography about one of the many forgotten heroines of the women’s suffrage movement.


South Dakota receives grant to support mental health services in schools
The South Dakota Department of Education has been awarded an $8.7 million Project AWARE grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant is a partnership with the Department of Social Services.


Board holds public hearings on proposed content standards
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards held the first of four public hearings on academic content standards in world language and school library earlier today. These two sets of proposed standards will receive hearings at locations across the state this school year.

Traditional Arts Demonstration Day Sept. 22 at Cultural Heritage Center
Three American Indian traditional artists will demonstrate their work on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Cultural Heritage Center to participate in 14th annual Smithsonian magazine Museum Day event
On Saturday, Sept. 22, all visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will be welcomed free of charge courtesy of Smithsonian magazine.

Social and Emotional Learning Innovation Grant recipients announced
The South Dakota Department of Education has awarded Social and Emotional Learning Innovation Grants to eight South Dakota public schools for a combined total of just over $1.1 million.


Indian Education Summit to feature hip-hop artist Supaman
Native American hip-hop artist Supaman (Christian Takes Gun Parrish) will perform and deliver a keynote address at the 2018 South Dakota Indian Education Summit to be held Sept. 23-25, at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Pierre.


State Historical Society offers property tax moratorium
South Dakota State Historical Society officials remind property owners that Nov. 1 is the deadline to apply for the state property tax moratorium.

Young cowboy poet performing Sept. 13 at Cultural Heritage Center
Colt Blankman, a 12-year-old from Avon, Utah, will be performing his own original cowboy poetry and the work of other cowboy poets at 7 p.m. CDT on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Calamity Jane to be focus of Cultural Heritage Center program
One of the most written-about women of the Old West will be the topic of a Sept. 11 program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Author Richard W. Etulain will tell about “The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane” when the History and Heritage Book Club meets.


Gov. Daugaard proclaims September Attendance Awareness Month
The 2018-19 school year is underway, and Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September Attendance Awareness Month.


Beadwork project set for Family Fun Saturday Sept. 8 at Cultural Heritage Center
Families can create their own beaded collar decoration from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Sept. 8. Beadwork is this month’s Family Fun Saturday theme.


Symposium, new State Historical Society book celebrate state’s political culture
The authors of a new book from the South Dakota State Historical Society explore the state’s identity in “The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture, Volume 3” edited by Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller and Paula M. Nelson. The volume will be released Sept. 8, during a free symposium at Augustana University’s Center for Western Studies in Sioux Falls.


New 2019 collaborative exhibit announced, special video sneak peek Aug. 29 at Cultural Heritage Center
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre and the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site off Interstate 90 south of Philip will be collaborating on a new exhibition that will debut at the Cultural Heritage Center in fall 2019.


Churches documented in latest State Historical Society book
The newest book from the South Dakota State Historical Society includes more than 750 photographs of religious buildings that are still standing from every county and nearly every town in the state.


State Historical Society receives grant to put more historical newspapers online
The South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives in Pierre was awarded a third round of grant funding in the amount of $280,200 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing historical newspapers.


Make a quick quilt magnet at Cultural Heritage Center Aug. 18
Visitors for Family Fun Saturday at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Aug. 18 can create their own colorful quilt magnets, using a nine-patch template and stickers.

Education department announces guidelines for 2018-19 free or reduced school 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, and/or Special Milk Programs.


State Historical Society Releases Wilder Autobiography “Pioneer Girl” as E-book
The South Dakota State Historical Society has released the popular “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography” as an electronic book. The e-book is part of the society’s Pioneer Girl Project.


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, 2019.


Hear the tale of outlaw Jack Sully at Cultural Heritage Center program
The tale of one of South Dakota’s most notorious outlaws will be told at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Tuesday, Aug. 14.


Brookings Historic Preservation Commission receives NAPC’s Commission Excellence Award
The Brookings Historic Preservation Commission (BHPC) has received a Commission Excellence Award from the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC).