Mellette Memorial Association

Current Officers:
President: Prudy Calvin
Vice President: Jim Roby
Treasurer: Ann Edelman
Secretary: Lisa Oelrich

The Mellette Memorial Association is a private nonprofit organization which operates the 1885 Mellette House, home of Arthur Mellette, South Dakota’s first governor. The house has been restored and is filled with original Mellette furniture, portraits, and heirlooms.

 • Annual event “If Headstones Could Talk,” in June. Guided tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown:

– Visit the graves of some of Watertown’s earliest residents
– Hear about people, their lives, and their experiences in early Watertown

The Mellette House is open for guided tours from May 1 to October 1, Tuesday though Sunday (closed on Mondays) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. No admission fee, but donations are appreciated. Reservations are recommended for groups.

For More Information:
Mellette Memorial Association
PO Box 212
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 886-4730


Meeting Schedule:
As called by President

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