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Cornerstone time capsules theme for next Family Fun Saturday at Cultural Heritage Center
Visitors are invited to come and create their own time capsule cornerstone on Family Fun Saturday on June 10 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

“Scotty Philip’s Buffalo Herd” photo display at Cultural Heritage Center
“Scotty Philip’s Buffalo Herd” is the new photo display in the Education Room of the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


‘South Dakota History’ features Rapid City flood of 1972
Rapid City’s mayor during the flood of 1972 recalls the disaster that killed 238 people in a memoir published in the Summer 2017 issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society. This summer marks the 45th anniversary of the flood.


Memorial Day holiday, summer hours announced for Cultural Heritage Center
The museum in the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is open Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday from 1-4:30 p.m. CDT.


Oahe Chapel near Pierre to host Sunday church services
Sunday morning church services at the historic Oahe Chapel overlooking Lake Oahe near Pierre will begin on May 28. Visitors to the area, as well as local residents, are invited to attend.


Historical Society’s new Laura Ingalls Wilder book now available
“Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder” is now available from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Society Book Club to Host Author Featured in New Book on Laura Ingalls Wilder
The History and Heritage Book Club will celebrate the release of a new book about Laura Ingalls Wilder by hosting editor Nancy Tystad Koupal and author Paula M. Nelson at its May gathering at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 23.


Technical institute graduates enjoy strong job placement and program expansions approved
At its meeting earlier today, the state Board of Education heard a report on technical institute job placement of graduates.

South Dakota to release education plan, Board receives high-level summary
A summary of South Dakota’s plan for educating students under the Every Student Succeeds Act is now available.

Board adopts new content standards in CTE career clusters
The South Dakota Board of Education adopted new career and technical education standards in six career clusters at its meeting earlier today.

State Historical Society Archaeology Camp registration opens May 22
The South Dakota State Historical Society’s Historic Preservation Office is sponsoring a three-day Archaeology Camp for students going into grades 4-6 for the 2017-2018 school year.


2017 SD Workforce Education Grant recipients announced
Five South Dakota Workforce Education Grants, totaling $1,040,000, have been awarded to four South Dakota school districts and one private nonprofit corporation.


Public input sought for State Historical Society programming
The South Dakota State Historical Society is seeking input from the public for the development of future programming.

Candidates for 2018 South Dakota Teacher of the Year announced
Six individuals have been named South Dakota’s Regional Teachers of the Year for the 2016-17 school year.

‘Butterflies!’ is theme for May 13 Family Fun Day at Cultural Heritage Center
Over 170 species of butterflies make their home in South Dakota, and the public is invited to come and celebrate these flying creatures by making a clothespin butterfly on Saturday, May 13, from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Gov. Daugaard proclaims May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week in South Dakota.


Pioneer Girl Project announces more Laura Ingalls Wilder books
The latest Pioneer Girl Project publication, “Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder,” was unveiled at the April 28-29 history conference of the South Dakota State Historical Society in Sioux Falls.


Cultural Heritage Center Program to feature South Dakota’s first Senator
One of South Dakota’s most colorful politicians will be the subject of the May History and Heritage Book Club meeting.

May is Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May as Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month in South Dakota.


Newspaper digitization advisory board selects newspapers to digitize for federal grant
The South Dakota State Historical Society has announced that more historical newspapers will be digitized as part of a federal grant.


State Historical Society presenting Governor’s Awards for History
The South Dakota State Historical Society will be presenting the Governor’s Awards for History on Saturday, April 29, during its annual history conference in Sioux Falls.


Two more state properties listed on National Register of Historic Places
Two more South Dakota properties were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Shared services grants awarded to school districts
Seven proposals from South Dakota school districts will be funded under the latest round of the state’s shared services grant program.


Governor proclaims South Dakota Library Week April 10-16
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed April 10-16, South Dakota Library Week, in honor of the vital and continually evolving role of libraries in schools and communities.


‘South Dakota History’ features Hawaiian annexation, ranching memoir and physical therapy pioneer
A maverick South Dakota senator, a family of ranch entrepreneurs and a medical pioneer take center stage in the Spring 2017 issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Restored Fort Pierre railroad depot to host program about railroad history in South Dakota
People can learn about the history of railroads and one historic depot in South Dakota during a program that will begin at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 11, in the 1906 Fort Pierre Depot Museum.


Bunnies Rock! at Family Fun Saturday April 8 at Cultural Heritage Center
Young bunnies are a sure sign of spring and they will be the focus for Family Fun Saturday “Bunnies Rock!” at the Cultural Heritage Center on April 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.


“A Life’s Work: Paul Goble Illustrations of American Indian Stories” exhibit to open April 4 at Cultural Heritage Center
The Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre is hosting a traveling exhibition that features South Dakota artist and author Paul Goble (1933-2017).


State Historical Society conference in Sioux Falls to feature Laura Ingalls Wilder, latest society book
Ten contributors to a new book on Laura Ingalls Wilder will be featured at the annual South Dakota State Historical Society History Conference to be held at the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls—City Centre, April 28-29.


Board adopts new educator certification rules
The South Dakota Board of Education adopted new educator certification rules earlier today, overhauling the state’s current certification system.

Tech institute tuition and state fees set and welding certificates added
The South Dakota Board of Education has approved 2017-18 state tuition and fees at the state’s four technical institutes.


State Historical Society endorses History Relevance Value Statement
The South Dakota State Historical Society today joins more than 100 historical organizations around the country to endorse the History Relevance Value Statement and declare the importance of teaching and learning history.


Explore pinwheel power at Family Fun Day March 11 at Cultural Heritage Center
Come and make your own pinwheel to capture the South Dakota spring breezes at Family Fun Saturday on March 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. CST at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Storyteller Paul Goble to be discussed at History and Heritage Book Club meeting
The life and works of award-winning author and illustrator Paul Goble will be discussed at the March meeting of the History and Heritage Book Club.