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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 2020 Deadwood Fund grant program are due on Feb. 1, 2020, for work beginning no earlier than May 1, 2020.


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. 29, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


New women’s suffrage exhibit highlights Cultural Heritage Center Holiday Open House
Visitors to this year’s annual Holiday Open House of the South Dakota State Historical Society on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre can learn about the women’s suffrage movement.


Cultural Heritage Center program focuses on frontier Army
New tales of the Army of the Old West will be told at a Tuesday, Nov. 12, program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Women’s suffrage exhibit to open Nov. 16 at Cultural Heritage Center
The nationwide celebration of women’s suffrage continues at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre with the opening of a new exhibit on Saturday, Nov. 16.


South Dakota NAEP scores hold steady
South Dakota scores on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the Nation’s Report Card, are mostly steady and remain at or above national scores. Bright spots include state scores in eighth-grade math and fourth-grade reading.


Brookings special education director earns national recognition
Wendy Otheim, special education director for the Brookings School District, was honored at the national level today as the 2019 CASE Outstanding Administrator of Special Education. The Council of Administrators of Special Education is an international professional association.


Make-n-Take Holiday Ornament event Nov. 2 at Cultural Heritage Center
Get ready for the holiday season by making handmade holiday ornaments on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


South Dakota’s state bird coming to Cultural Heritage Center on Oct. 19
Pheasant hunting season kicks off Saturday, Oct. 19, but you won’t need a gun to bring down pheasants at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Visitors can create their own flying pheasant corncob dart at Family Fun Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.

State Historical Society releases first-ever study of woman suffrage in Northern Great Plains
Stories about the national movement for woman suffrage are now available from the South Dakota State Historical Society. The anthology explores the impact of the Northern Great Plains states—South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming—on the national movement.


Author to share childhood story at Cultural Heritage Center program
On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. CDT, author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve will share a story of family, generosity, and joy from her childhood as told in “The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood” as part of the History and Heritage Book Club at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Rightfully Hers exhibit showing at Cultural Heritage Center
Now through the end of the year, the South Dakota State Historical Society-State Archives will host a new popup exhibition from the National Archives at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Wild Bill Hickok featured in “South Dakota History”
A special issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society, highlights the legacy of James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok.


Cultural Heritage Center program focuses on Spotted Tail
An influential leader on the Northern Great Plains will be the focus of an Oct. 8 program at the Cultural Heritage Center.

State Historical Society seeks public input on preservation needs
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is preparing for its federal fiscal year 2020 grant application and invites public comment through Oct. 31 on the state’s preservation needs and projects.


WWII Doolittle raider subject of new State Historical Society biography
A secret bombing mission, a crash-landing in China, and a bold escape open the newest biography from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


2018-19 Report Card released: English-learners, postsecondary readiness are bright spots
Students whose native language is not English are experiencing increased success in mastering the language, according to the 2018-19 South Dakota Report Card. The number of students considered on track to English language mastery grew from 33 percent in 2017-18 to 45 percent in 2018-19.


Award-winning holiday story now in paperback from State Historical Society
The South Dakota State Historical Society has released a paperback edition of “The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood,” past winner of an American Indian Youth Literature Award.