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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.


Schaefer selected as 2018 South Dakota Teacher of the Year
Rachel Schaefer, a kindergarten teacher at Elkton Elementary School, has been named the 2018 South Dakota Teacher of the Year.


New State Historical Society book marks Fort Pierre trade history
No other part of the West saw such a succession of trading posts as did the heart of modern-day South Dakota, where the Bad River meets the Missouri near Fort Pierre. The South Dakota State Historical Society’s latest book, “Fort Tecumseh and Fort Pierre Chouteau: Journal and Letter Books, 1830–1850,” transcribed and annotated by Michael M. Casler and W. Raymond Wood, details two such posts that reached their golden age under the American Fur Company in the 1830s and 1840s.

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 technical institutes named among top 150 US community colleges
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Mitchell Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute among the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds, as well as the Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships.


Board of Technical Education approves two-year RN programs for LATI, MTI and WDT
The State Board of Technical Education has approved a joint proposal from Lake Area Technical Institute, Mitchell Technical Institute and Western Dakota Technical Institute to create two-year registered nursing programs at each technical institute.


Fabulous Pheasants fly in for October Family Fun Day Oct. 14 at Cultural Heritage Center
With the arrival of fall and pheasant hunting, visitors will have an opportunity to create their own pine cone pheasant at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Saturday, Oct. 14.

South Dakota’s average teacher salary increases 8.8 percent
Average teacher salary in South Dakota is on track to meeting a statewide target average of $48,500, which legislators adopted in 2016 as a part of the Blue Ribbon education funding package.


“Black Elk Speaks” to be discussed at Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre
The story of Nicholas Black Elk as related by author John Neihardt will be discussed at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Tuesday, Oct. 10.


Quilt exhibit closing Sunday, Oct. 1, at Cultural Heritage Center
Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre have just a few more days to visit the exhibition “From the Collection: Quilts” featuring the collection of the South Dakota State Historical Society. The exhibition in the museum’s Hogen Gallery runs through Sunday, Oct. 1.


Attendance connected to proficiency in math and English language arts
As Attendance Awareness Month comes to a close in South Dakota, state officials report a strong connection between attendance and proficiency on the state test in math and English language arts.


Gov. Daugaard proclaims October Archives Month
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October as Archives Month in South Dakota. Gov. Daugaard noted in the proclamation, “Archives have a duty to provide public access to their records, and it is the goal of archives to increase public awareness of the role archives play in providing knowledge about the historical and cultural heritage of South Dakota.”


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.


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 2018 grant application and invites public comment through Oct. 31 on the state’s preservation needs and projects.


Cultural Heritage Center to participate in 13th annual Museum Day Live! event
On Saturday, Sept. 23, all visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will be welcomed free of charge courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine during the Museum Day Live! program.

2017 South Dakota Report Card to be released
At its meeting earlier today, the South Dakota Board of Education Standards heard state-level results from the 2017 Report Card.

Board holds first public hearing on proposed content standards
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards held the first of four public hearings on academic content standards in several subject areas earlier today.

Proactive admissions initiative kicks off in South Dakota
Later this month, qualifying South Dakota public high school seniors will receive letters announcing their guaranteed general acceptance into the state’s public universities and technical institutes.


Goble exhibit to close Sept. 24 at Cultural Heritage Center
Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre have just a few more days to visit the special traveling exhibition, “A Life’s Work: Paul Goble Illustrations of American Indian Stories,” featuring South Dakota artist and author Paul Goble (1933-2017).

Oahe Chapel 140th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24
The 140th anniversary of the Oahe Chapel north of Pierre will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 24.


Indian Education Summit to feature Hattie Kauffman
Longtime CBS broadcaster Hattie Kauffman will be among keynote speakers at the 2017 South Dakota Indian Education Summit to be held Sept. 24-26, at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Pierre.


Traditional Arts Demonstration Day Sept. 23 at Cultural Heritage Center
Four American Indian traditional artists will be demonstrating their work on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Cultural Heritage Center Program looks at South Dakota History One Day At a Time
The people, places and events that were part of South Dakota history will be discussed at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Tuesday, Sept. 12.


Percent of grads taking ACT grows and scores remain above national average
South Dakota saw a significant increase in the percentage of graduating seniors who took the ACT in 2017, while the state’s average composite score remained above the national average and down slightly from 2016.


Gov. Daugaard proclaims September Attendance Awareness Month
With the 2017-18 school year underway, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September Attendance Awareness Month.


Beautiful Beads to be theme at Family Fun Day Sept. 9 at Cultural Heritage Center
Visitors can create a hairpipe bead armband/bracelet at the next Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Labor Day hours announced for Cultural Heritage Center
The museum in the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is open Monday, Sept. 4, for the Labor Day holiday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT.


Celebration of Badger Clark to take place in Custer State Park
Cowboy poet Badger Clark will be celebrated in song and stories at special free events on Sept. 2 in Custer State Park.


Education department announces guidelines for 2017-18 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.