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State Historical Society awards six historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Brookings, Central City, Freeman, Redfield, Sisseton and Yankton have received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Public invited to comment on proposed changes to state graduation requirements
The public is encouraged to engage in the statewide conversation about proposed revisions to South Dakota's high school graduation requirements.


Have ‘Fun with Flags’ June 16 at Cultural Heritage Center
In commemoration of Flag Day, the next Family Fun Saturday at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will focus on flags. “Fun With Flags” will be held June 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.


Community identity exhibit to open at Cultural Heritage Center on June 16
Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre can view a new exhibition in the museum’s Observation Gallery beginning Saturday, June 16.


Historical Society Press receives two Midwest Book Awards
Two South Dakota State Historical Society books were recently awarded Midwest Book Awards from the Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA).


How to find Summer Food Service sites for kids in your community
Organizations across South Dakota are serving free meals to the state’s youth this summer as a part of the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option. Children age 18 and younger may receive a meal free of charge at participating sites, which include organizations such as nonprofits, schools, libraries and local governments.


Special education report now available online
Information regarding school districts’ performance on improving the educational outcomes of students with disabilities is now available online. The Special Education Report is released annually.


State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries
Fifteen school libraries have received the 21st Century School Library Award for 2018. The 21st Century School Library Award recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: place, which refers to the learning environment (both physical and online), programming and the professional.


Cultural Heritage Center program to focus on hunt for James brothers
One of the longest manhunts in United States history will be the subject of a June program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Wayne Fanebust of Sioux Falls will discuss his book “Chasing Frank and Jesse James: The Bungled Northfield Bank Robbery and the Long Manhunt” at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 12.


Cultural Heritage Center Museum to host outdoor concert, ice cream social featuring Everharts on Friday, June 8
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society will host an outdoor concert called “How Western Music Won the West” featuring traditional music artists Bob and Sheila Everhart on Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. CDT at the Capitol Lake Visitor Center in Pierre.


Braille and Talking Book Library Summer Reading Program kicks off June 3
"Libraries Rock" is the theme of the 2018 South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library Summer Reading Program. This year’s program will run from June 3 to July 14 and is open to all youth registered with the South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library ages birth to 19.


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 27. Visitors to the area, as well as local residents, are invited to attend.


BOTE hears graduate outcomes report and approves new technical institute programs
At its meeting earlier today, the state Board of Technical Education heard a report on job placement of technical institute graduates. The board also approved two new programs at Western Dakota Technical Institute and several technical certificates in the Information Technology program at Southeast Technical Institute.


Make spring flowers at Family Fun Saturday May 19 at Cultural Heritage Center
Spring has finally arrived and the Pasque flowers, tulips and daffodils are beginning to show up. Visitors of all ages are invited to create spring flowers of their own at Family Fun Saturday on May 19 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


‘70s Celebration! event May 12 at Cultural Heritage Center includes disco dance
The ‘70s Celebration! event on Saturday, May 12, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre just got a little bit more far out! A dance contest has been added to the festivities starting at 7:30 p.m. CDT.


Board holds first reading of proposal to update graduation requirements
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards held a first reading of proposed changes to state graduation requirements at its meeting today.


Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week and announcing Regional Teachers of the Year
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May 7-11 Teacher Appreciation Week in South Dakota. As part of this special week, the South Dakota Department of Education is pleased to announce South Dakota’s 2018 Regional Teachers of the Year.


New Edition of Badger Clark’s Most Popular Volume Published
The latest edition of cowboy poet Badger Clark’s most popular volume has just been published by the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation.


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

Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day May 4
May 4 is School Lunch Hero Day, a special day to celebrate the hard work and dedication of school nutrition professionals.


Cultural Heritage Center program to focus on sod houses
Sod houses will be the topic at a May 8 program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


South Dakota State Historical Society participates in May Day activities
Every year on May 1 – May Day – the South Dakota State Historical Society encourages historical societies, archives, museums and libraries to spend some time preparing their organization in the event of a disaster.

“Building South Dakota” exhibit to close at Cultural Heritage Center on April 29
Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre have just a few more days to visit the “Building South Dakota” exhibition featuring the built environment on South Dakota landscapes. The exhibition in the museum’s Observation Gallery runs through Sunday, April 29.


‘70s Celebration! Event at Cultural Heritage Center on May 12
It is time to dust off your mood ring, put on your smiley face and dig that lime green leisure suit out of your closet for the next big event at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre! The ‘70s Celebration! will be held from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CDT on Saturday, May 12.

State Historical Society archaeology camp registration opens May 1
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 2018-2019 school year.


South Dakota Historical Society Foundation to host author signing party in Rapid City
It’s a party in Rapid City with authors, refreshments and the opportunity to meet people interested in South Dakota’s history. The social and author signing party will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. MDT on Thursday, April 26, at Arrowhead Country Club.

State Historical Society presenting highest honor to late Patricia Adam of Pierre
The South Dakota State Historical Society will be honoring the late Patricia Adam of Pierre with its highest honor on Saturday, April 28, during the annual state history conference in Rapid City.


State History Conference coming up April 27-28 in Rapid City
The 2018 South Dakota State Historical Society History Conference will be held April 27–28 at the Ramkota Best Western Hotel in Rapid City.

South Dakota NAEP scores hold steady
South Dakota’s math and reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress remain at or above the national average.


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


Make April showers mobiles at Family Fun Saturday April 21 at Cultural Heritage Center
Celebrate the end of the snowy season and the beginning of spring at Family Fun Saturday on April 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


South Dakota celebrating National Library Week April 8-14
April 8-14 is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the ways libraries lead their communities through services, programs and expertise.


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


Tech institute tuition and state fees set for 2018-19
The South Dakota Board of Technical Education approved 2018-19 state tuition and fees at the state’s four technical institutes at its meeting today.

Sports broadcaster to share ‘Legendary Sport Stories’ at Cultural Heritage Center
The man behind one of the most familiar voices in South Dakota sports broadcasting will be at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on April 10.