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


Two South Dakota schools honored as National Title I Distinguished Schools
Anne Sullivan Elementary (Sioux Falls) and Leola Elementary were among those honored Wednesday as National Title I Distinguished Schools at the National Title I Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

State Historical Society board approves property tax moratorium applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society board of trustees recently approved 22 applications in 10 counties for the eight-year state historic preservation property tax moratorium for restoration and rehabilitation made to historic buildings.

10 public libraries accredited in 2017
Ten South Dakota public libraries were accredited by the State Library in 2017.


State Historical Society officials promote June symposium in Black Hills
Officials with the South Dakota State Historical Society are encouraging interested people to attend a symposium in the Black Hills in June.


State Historical Society awards five historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Arlington, Delmont, Faulkton, Madison and St. Onge have received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Students visit Pierre for CTSO Legislative Shadow Day
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, more than 40 student leaders came to Pierre Feb. 8-9, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations’ Legislative Shadow Day.

Remove your shoes to enjoy new exhibit at Cultural Heritage Center
You must remove your shoes in order to get the full effect of the newest exhibit at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Now through March 26, the museum will host “Walk Softly."


State Historical Society seeks nominations for Governor’s Awards, board positions
The South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre is seeking nominations for the annual Governor’s Awards for History and two open positions on its board of trustees.


Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday to be celebrated at Cultural Heritage Center
A special program Feb. 7 at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of author Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Help students by starting a local Summer Food Service Program
In an effort to fend off hunger, the South Dakota Department of Education’s office of Child and Adult Nutrition Services is seeking sponsors for a federally-funded program that provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months.


Museum Activity Day, SDSU ice cream at Cultural Heritage Center on Feb. 5
Create your own snowflakes at Museum Activity Day at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre from 1-4 p.m. CST on Sunday, Feb. 5.


Board holds first public hearing on proposed certification rule changes
The South Dakota Board of Education held the first of two public hearings on proposed educator certification rule changes today.


Paul Goble biography now available from State Historical Society
The first-ever biography of internationally known children’s author and illustrator Paul Goble, who passed away on Jan. 5, has been released by the South Dakota State Historical Society. Written by Gregory Bryan, “Paul Goble, Storyteller” captures a life that few Americans are familiar with.


Cultural Heritage Center announces new monthly programming series to debut in January
Beginning Saturday, Jan. 21, the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will debut a new monthly programming series for 2017 entitled “Family Fun Saturdays.”

Mitchell teacher receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Amanda Christensen, a fourth grade teacher at Longfellow Elementary School in Mitchell, has received a $25,000 award that Teacher magazine calls the “Oscar of Teaching.”


Jan. 3 program at Cultural Heritage Center focuses on Great Depression
The Great Depression and "A New Deal for South Dakota" will be the focus of a public program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Jan. 3.


State Historical Society receives grant to put more historic newspapers online
The South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives was awarded a second round of grant funding in the amount of $240,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing historical newspapers.

1941 recording of USS South Dakota christening available on State Historical Society website
Two lacquer radio transcription discs, held in the collections of the South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, broadcast the June 7, 1941, double christening and launching of the battleship USS South Dakota from the New York Shipbuilding Corporation ways at Camden, N.J.


Time to submit Notice of Intent to Apply for 21st CCLC grant funding
The opportunity to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, or 21st CCLC, grants will be available soon.


Native American achievement school grants awarded
The South Dakota Department of Education has awarded three Native American achievement school grants.


Second round of Classroom Innovation Grant recipients announced
Twenty-five Classroom Innovation Grants have been awarded to South Dakota school districts for a combined total of over $1.3 million funded by the 2016 Legislature.


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 2017 Deadwood Fund grant program are due on Feb. 1, 2017, for work beginning no earlier than May 1, 2017.


Local museums to promote Pierre/Fort Pierre through Business Appreciation Days in December
From Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11, the Bad River Museum Directors will host Business Appreciation Days at four participating museums in Pierre and Fort Pierre.