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Minnehaha County Historical Society

Current Officers:
President: Richard Foster
Vice President-Marketing & Social Media: Jill Rozenboom
Deputy Vice President-Membership: Rachel Hanisch
Treasurer: Jerry Kerhove
Secretary: Jennifer Smith Hoesing
Archivist: Ralph Lawrence
Past President-Historical Markers: Jim Carlson
General Board Members: Ken Alvine, Zach DeBoer, Wayne Fanebust, Scott Schoenen. Ryan Tellberg & Trevor VanConant

 • Monthly meetings with featured speakers; special programs in April and December
Sponsorship of:
 • Larger-than-life statue of South Dakota's first full-term U.S. Senator, R.F. Pettigrew, which is being sculpted by member-artist Darwin Wolf,
 • Publication of books "The History of Rural Schools in Minnehaha County" by member-author Celia Benson, and "Twelve Thousand years of Human History." MCHS made donations of both books to all the schools and libraries in Minnehaha County,
 • A historical marker committee that has dedicated more than 190 new markers and identified more than 50 markers placed by other groups,
 • Presenters at the Augustana College, Center for Western Studies, annual Dakota Conference,
 • Bus field trips to historic sites,
 • A summer outdoor noon music event at the Old Courthouse Museum,
 • The upcoming publication of a new book, "Taming of the Prairie" coloring book by Ken Alvine

For More Information:
Minnehaha County Historical Society
200 W 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 951-9200
Email: info@minnehahahistory.org
Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/MinnehahaCountyHistoricalSociety
Website is in progress

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Meeting Schedule:
 • 3rd Thursday of each month during September – May, at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Old Courthouse Museum; summer hiatus

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