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10 students receive Hagen-Harvey scholarships
Ten students have received Richard Hagen-Minerva Harvey Memorial State scholarships. This scholarship program provides up to $6,000 over four years for study at a public or non-public accredited university, college, or technical college located in South Dakota to enrolled members of American Indian tribes.


First Congregational Church in Vermillion listed in National Register of Historic Places
The First Congregational Church in Vermillion was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 16, the South Dakota State Historical Society has announced.

“South Dakota History” examines mapping, Indian reform, and missionaries
Black Hills mapping, Indian reformer Charles C. Painter, and missionary families in the northern plains are highlighted in the latest issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society.

State Historical Society hosting Measuring South Dakota program Aug. 7 at Capitol Lake Visitors Center
The South Dakota State Historical Society Museum at the Cultural Heritage Center will change up its usual Family Fun Saturday in August and hold the event Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Capitol Lake Visitors Center in Pierre from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT (9 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT).


State Library announces $1.9M in grants to 78 libraries
At today’s State Library Board meeting, it was announced that 78 South Dakota libraries have received $1.9 million in grants funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

Department releases COVID-19 report and plans Aug. 4 Education Summit
The South Dakota Department of Education has released a report about the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s K-12 education system, based on a survey the department distributed to school leaders last May. The report examines what the 2020-21 school year looked like, impacts of the pandemic, and how the department will address pressing needs going forward.


South Dakota again receives highest ratings under IDEA
At today’s Board of Education Standards meeting, it was announced that South Dakota has received the highest rating possible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, for both Parts B and C for the most recent reporting year of federal fiscal year 2019.


Various Take-to-Make project bags available July 10 at Cultural Heritage Center
Did you have a favorite Take-to-Make project from the Family Fun Saturdays held at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre since January? An assortment of the activity bags will be available at the next Family Fun Saturday, July 10, from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT (9-10:30 a.m. MDT).


State Historical Society launching podcast
The South Dakota State Historical Society is launching a new podcast, History 605, hosted by State Historian and Society Director Dr. Ben Jones.


“Miracle on the Missouri” program July 8 at Cultural Heritage Center
The “Miracle on the Missouri” will be the topic of a Thursday, July 8, program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Her Vote. Her Voice. announces winners of ‘Know Her Story’ Art, Essay Contest
As part of the Her Vote. Her Voice. women’s history project, 4th – 12th grade students participating in the “Know Her Story” contest have written an original essay or created an original piece of art about a South Dakota woman who made an impact.


Grant funds five out-of-school time programs
A total of five 21st Century Community Learning Center grants have been awarded to provide funding for academic enrichment opportunities for students. This year’s grant recipients join 27 existing grant recipients.


New State Historical Society book explores original “Savior of Deadwood”
The latest book from the South Dakota State Historical Society, “The Savior of Deadwood: James. K. P. Miller on the Gold Frontier” by David A. Wolff, adds more layers to the history of Deadwood and its place in the “Wild West.”

New clothing exhibit to open June 12 at Cultural Heritage Center
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will host its next new exhibit beginning Saturday, June 12.


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 by June 1.


A night with American West artist Charles Russell at Cultural Heritage Center
The life and artwork of Charles M. Russell will be the focus of a June 10 program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries
The South Dakota State Library has announced the 2021 recipients of the 21st Century School Library Award. 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.


State Historical Society awards four historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Mitchell, Lake City, Hot Springs, and Pierre recently received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Former SDSHS Director Vogt to speak at Cultural Heritage Center about Historic Preservation
Historic preservation will be the focus of the May meeting of the History and Heritage Book Club. Guest speaker Jay D. Vogt of Pierre will discuss the book “Picturing the Past” at 7 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 13.


Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day May 7
May 7 is School Lunch Hero Day, a special day to celebrate the hard work and dedication of school nutrition professionals. The South Dakota Department of Education invites students, school staff, parents, and communities to thank their local school lunch and breakfast staff.