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Cultural Heritage Center Jan. 20 program discussing Rural America in the 1950s
Participants in the Jan. 20 book talk at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will get a glimpse of what it was like to grow up in Rural America in the 1950s.


Make a difference in your community: Sponsor a Summer Food Service Program
The South Dakota Department of Education’s division of Child and Adult Nutrition Services is seeking local sponsors to assist with running a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months.


South Dakota teachers, school counselors go above and beyond with professional certifications
Twelve South Dakota teachers and school counselors earned or renewed national certifications in 2021, demonstrating advanced knowledge and skill in their professions.


State Historical Society board approves 14 property tax moratorium applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society board of trustees recently approved 14 applications in five counties for the eight-year state historic preservation property tax moratorium for restoration and rehabilitation made to historic buildings.


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 2022 Deadwood Fund grant program are due on Feb. 1, 2022, for work beginning no earlier than May 1, 2022.


Up to $250,000 in grant funding available for qualified afterschool programs
Now is the time for schools and other organizations interested in 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply.

South Dakota Community Foundation supports State Historical Society’s Pioneer Girl Project
With funding support from the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF), the South Dakota Historical Society Press released its third Pioneer Girl Project publication.

State Historical Society digitizes important suffrage papers
More than 3,765 women’s suffrage items from the John A. and Alice Pickler Papers are now available on the South Dakota Digital Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society.


‘South Dakota History’ explores historic preservation in Vermillion, Mitchell, Rapid City
The annual historic preservation issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society, focuses on libraries, observatories, and how the landscapes surrounding Rapid City have shaped its development.


Application deadline for Social Studies Standards Revision Commission extended
The South Dakota Department of Education has extended the deadline for individuals to apply to be part of the Social Studies Standards Revision Commission. The commission will work with the department to draft new state content standards for K-12 social studies.


‘South Dakota History’ article wins 2021 Malone Award
An article from “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society, has won the prestigious Michael P. Malone Award from the Western History Association.

Fauske House in Corson recently listed in National Register of Historic Places
The South Dakota State Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Ole E. Fauske House in Corson was added to the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 29.


Applications open for Social Studies Standards Revision Commission
The South Dakota Department of Education is seeking individuals to be part of the Social Studies Standards Revision Commission, which will work with the department to draft new state content standards for K-12 social studies.


DOE seeks feedback in setting targets for State Performance Plan
The South Dakota Department of Education Special Education Programs (SEP) is seeking broad stakeholder feedback to assist in setting targets for all students with disabilities receiving special education services in a public school district.


Food drive at Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre Nov. 6-21
The South Dakota State Historical Society Museum in Pierre will collect non-perishable food and personal items for the local food pantry Nov. 6-21.

New book about Laura Ingalls Wilder to be discussed Nov. 4 at Cultural Heritage Center
Nancy Tystad Koupal will discuss “Pioneer Girl: The Revised Texts” at 7 p.m. CDT (6 p.m. MDT) on Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Take-to-Make holiday ornaments Nov. 6 at Cultural Heritage Center
The South Dakota State Historical Society Museum will host Take-to-Make a Holiday Ornament on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT (9 a.m.-2 p.m. MDT) at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Board adopts proposed rule to grant districts flexibility in hiring long-term substitutes
At its meeting earlier today, the South Dakota Board of Education Standards adopted a proposed administrative rule to provide more clarity and flexibility for school districts in hiring long-term substitutes.