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


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 positions on its board of trustees.


USS Pierre has State Historical Society remembering other Pierre vessels
South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds recently announced the naming of an Independence-variant, Littoral Combat Ship, the “USS Pierre,” after South Dakota's capital city. The ship is the third United States naval vessel named for Pierre. To celebrate this recent naming, the South Dakota State Historical Society offers the following background on the previous vessels named for Pierre.


Docent training at Cultural Heritage Center set for Saturday, Feb. 23
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 docents.


Students visit Pierre for CTSO Legislative Shadow Day
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, 43 student leaders came to Pierre Feb. 5-6, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations’ Legislative Shadow Day.

State Historical Society board approves 13 property tax moratorium applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society board of trustees recently approved 13 applications in five counties for the eight-year state historic preservation property tax moratorium for restoration and rehabilitation made to historic buildings.

2019 Family Fun Saturday schedule set at Cultural Heritage Center
The popular Family Fun Saturday programs are back at the Cultural Heritage for 2019 with many new activities and topics.


State Historical Society awards four historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Deadwood, Lead, Sioux Falls and Watertown have received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Author V.J. Smith to tell about “Richest Man in Town” at Cultural Heritage Center
Aaron “Marty” Martinson was not a billionaire, but that’s what author V.J. Smith called Marty in his best-selling book, “The Richest Man in Town.” Smith will tell about the life lessons Marty taught him and the journey of writing a best-selling book at 7 p.m. CST on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

New members join South Dakota Historical Society Foundation board
The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation board of directors has named new officers and welcomed new board members for 2019.

Summer Food Service Program seeking sponsors to serve communities
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.


State Historical Society makes historic maps available on South Dakota Digital Archives
Dakota Territory maps have been added to the growing online database of historical content available from the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre.


Eat ice cream, make snowmen Feb. 3 at Cultural Heritage Center
Whether there is snow on the ground or not, visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center can build three different snowmen and enjoy South Dakota State University ice cream on Museum Activity Day on Sunday, Feb. 3.


Museum of SD State Historical Society seeks individuals interested in becoming museum docents
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 docents, or tour guides


“Dreaming of a Tropical South Dakota?” Topic for Jan. 12 Family Fun Saturday at Cultural Heritage Center
Visitors to Family Fun Saturday on Jan 12 at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre can create their own mini tropical South Dakota terrarium with sand, small dinosaurs and greenery.


Time to submit Notice of Intent to Apply for 21st CCLC grant funding
Now is the time for schools and other organizations interested in 21st Century Community Learning Centers, or 21st CCLC, grants to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply.


“South Dakota History” highlights tribal leader, early fur trader
Two figures from South Dakota’s diverse history and an account of the New Deal’s impact on the state are featured in the latest issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Cultural Heritage Center Program to Focus on Critical Role of Early Churches in South Dakota History
The importance of early churches in the history of South Dakota will be highlighted in a program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre at 7 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Everyone is welcome to attend the free program.


South Dakota teachers, school counselors go above and beyond with professional certifications
Five South Dakota teachers and four school counselors have earned national certifications in 2018, demonstrating advanced knowledge and skill in their professions.


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 2019 Deadwood Fund grant program are due on Feb. 1, 2019, for work beginning no earlier than May 1, 2019.


Retention rate strong at state technical institutes and Governor named Friend of Technical Education
he retention rate at South Dakota’s four technical institute’s is 78 percent, which matches last year’s rate. The state Board of Technical Education heard a report on the retention rates at its meeting earlier today. The retention rate measures all students who enroll one fall and return to the institution the following fall, in this case, fall 2017 to fall 2018.


State Library chosen as a NASA@ My Library partner
The South Dakota State Library has been selected to receive resources, training and support through NASA@ My Library, a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education initiative that aims to increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons across the country. South Dakota was one of 14 state libraries to receive the NASA@ My Library grant.


Dante bank listed on National Register of Historic Places
The Security State Bank in Dante was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.