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South Dakota Her Flag stripe being added Jan. 30 at Cultural Heritage Center





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 17, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Mammenga, Media Coordinator, Jeff.Mammenga@state.sd.us, 605-773-6000

 

South Dakota Her Flag stripe being added Jan. 30 at Cultural Heritage Center

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota stripe of the national Her Flag project will be added Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. CST at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

 

Her Flag project founder Marilyn Artus, an Oklahoma artist, will sew on the South Dakota stripe. Vermillion artist Klaire Lockheart, who designed the South Dakota stripe, will also be present. And Sioux Falls music educator Janelle Lafrentz will entertain while Artus sews.

 

Her Flag is a collaborative art flag that is being created through the course of its 14-month journey with Artus to the 36 states that ratified the 19th Amendment giving most women the right to vote in 1920. South Dakota became the 21st state to ratify the amendment, on Dec. 4, 1919. When completed, the flag will measure 18 inches tall by 26 inches wide.

 

“We are proud to serve as a host for this nationwide activity celebrating women’s suffrage,” said Jay Smith, museum director for the South Dakota State Historical Society. “Her Flag representatives will have a sales table at the event, and the museum will stay open from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Jan. 30 so people will have an additional opportunity to see the new suffrage exhibit at the Cultural Heritage Center entitled ‘The Right is Ours’: Women Win the Vote.”

 

For more information about the Her Flag project, visit herflag.com. For more about the South Dakota State Historical Society, visit history.sd.gov or call 605-773-3458.

 

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About the South Dakota State Historical Society

The South Dakota State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Education. The State Historical Society, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is headquartered at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The center houses the society’s world-class museum, the archives, and the historic preservation, publishing, and administrative/development offices. Call 605-773-3458 or visit www.history.sd.gov for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call 605-394-1936 for more information.