Calendar

This online calendar of events emphasizes educational, archaeological, preservation, and history related programs throughout the year across South Dakota. Green entries denote activities at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Blue entries denote off-site activities sponsored by the SD State Historical Society and/or the Historical Society Foundation. If you would like to submit an event to be included on the calendar, please complete and submit the following form: Events form, PDF or Events form, Word.

April 2014

Event: South Dakota Historical Society Foundation Fundraiser
Description:
Let someone else cook tonight! Dine in, carry out, or get delivery from the Pizza Ranch in Fort Pierre and a portion of the proceeds go to the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation.
Location: 
Pizza Ranch, 321 E. Hustan Ave., Fort Pierre
Date/Time:
April 1, 2014; 5-8 p.m. CT
Sponsor: SD Historical Society Foundation & the Pizza Ranch
Contact:
SDHS Foundation 605-773-3458 (carry-out/delivery: Pizza Ranch 605-223-9114)

Event: Meeting of the SD Historical Society Foundation Board
Location: 
South Dakota Community Foundation, 1714 N. Lincoln Ave., Pierre
Date/Time:
April 3, 2014; 8:45 a.m. CT
Contact:
605-773-3458

Event: Meeting of the SD State Historical Society Board of Trustees
Location:  Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: April 3, 2014; 1 p.m. CT
Contact: 605-773-3458

Event: A South Dakota Education: The History of Higher Learning in the State - SD State Historical Society History Conference
Description: The History of Higher Learning in the State
Location: Ramkota River Center, 920 W. Sioux Ave., Pierre
Date/Time: April 4-5, 2014
Registration: Click here for registration information
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3458; Click here for additional conference information

Event: SD State Archives will NOT be open due to the History Conference.
Date/Time: April 5, 2014
Contact: 605-773-3804, e:mail archref@state.sd.us, web: history.sd.gov/Archives

Event: South Dakota Environments: A Window to Past Times Exhibit
Description:
Visitors will explore the state as it looked in the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Pleistocene and Holocene epochs and witness the animals found on the land. Animals ranging from a Tyrannosaurus Rex to a Short-Face Bear will be featured, along with a massive representation of a mammoth. The exhibit also demonstrates how, over time, the location of the land that became South Dakota has shifted along with what became the North American continent.
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, Observation Gallery, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Opening Date: April 5, 2014
Time: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun. & Holidays* 1-4:30 p.m. CT
Admission:  Members free; Adults $4, Seniors $3, 17 & under free (Free to all on the 1st Sunday of every month)
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum
* The Cultural Heritage Center is closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Event: Free admittance to the Museum of the SD State Historical Society
Description:
Admittance to the museum is free the 1st Sunday of the month. The Museum has 15,000 square feet of exhibition space with exhibits divided into five galleries.
Location: 
Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time:
April 6, 2014; 1-4:30 p.m. CT
Admission: 
Free
Sponsor:
South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum

Event: History & Heritage Book Club - The Land They Possessed by Mary Worthy Breneman
Description: Dr. Kathy Antonen will lead the discussion of “The Land They Possessed.” The novel traces the settlement of the Eureka area by Germans from Russia from 1885 to 1894. The program is made possible by a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The History & Heritage Book Club is free and open to the public at any time. A monthly commitment is not required.
Location:  Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: April 8, 2014; 5:15 p.m. CT NOTE TIME CHANGE!
Admission: Free
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society & South Dakota Historical Society Foundation
Contact: Dorinda Daniel 605-773-6006, e-mail: dorinda.daniel@state.sd.us
Additional Comments: The book club meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Cultural Heritage Center. Occasionally the date, time, or location my change for a special program. All books are available for purchase at the Heritage Store located in the Cultural Heritage Center and at the Capitol. The History & Heritage Book Club is open to everyone. People who want to join the discussion by telephone are welcome to do so by making arrangements in advance with Dorinda (see above).

Event: Preservation Thursday - Program to be announced.
Description: Program to be announced The public is encouraged to attend.
Location:  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman St. Deadwood
Date/Time: April 10, 2014; Noon MT
Admission: By donation
Sponsor: Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission; Adam-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Mary Adams Balmat; Rapid City Journal; Black Hills Pioneer; Celebrity Hotel; Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates; The Historic Bullock Hotel; Saloon No. 10; TDG Communications

Contact: Adams Museum, 605-722-4800, e-mail: Rose@deadwoodhistory.com, web: www.deadwoodhistory.org

Event: Smithsonian Sunday - "Nolan Bushnell: Video Games in Retrospect"
Description:
This Smithsonian Sunday webcast features the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum with a program led by Nolan Bushnell, a pioneer of early gaming and founder of Atari. Bushnell will share his observations about the past and future of gaming.
** Smithsonian Sunday is offered on the second Sunday of each month. The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society, as a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, will feature a special video program from one of the Smithsonian Museums.**
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time:
April 13 , 2014; 2 p.m. CT
Admission: 
Free program, regular admission to museum
Sponsor:
South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact:
605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum

Event: Transformation and Continuity in Lakota Culture: the Collages of Arthur Amiotte Exhibit
Description:
The exhibit will feature 31 of Amiotte's original collages on loan from private collectors and museum collections throughtout the United States. To present the full chronology of works begun in 1988, 26 actual-size, singular reproductions will represent originals not available for the exhibition. An accompanying exhibit catalog is being produced by the South Dakota State Historical Society's Research & Publishing office.
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, Hogen Gallery, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Opening Date: April 19, 2014
Time: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun. & Holidays* 1-4:30 p.m. CT
Admission:  Members free; Adults $4, Seniors $3, 17 & under free (Free to all on the 1st Sunday of every month)
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum
* The Cultural Heritage Center is closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Event: CLOSED for Easter - Museum of the SD State Historical Society
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: April 20, 2014
Contact: 605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum

Event: Book Signing - The Last American Highway by Stew Magnuson
Description:
Author Stew Magnuson will sign copies of The Last American Highway. The book is about U.S. Highway 83, which goes through Pierre and Fort Pierre on its way from North Dakota to Texas. Books are available at the Heritage Stores at the Cultural Heritage Center and at the Capitol.
Location: 
Heritage Store at the Capitol, 1st floor of 500 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre
Date/Time:
April 24 , 2014; 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. CT
Sponsor: SD Historical Society Foundation
Contact:
SDHS Foundation 605-773-3458

Event: The Great War and the Northern Plains (1914-2014), A Centennial Observance - 46th Annual Dakota Conference
Description: This national conference on the Northern Plains annually examines issues of contemporary significance in their historical and cultural contexts. Approximately 80 presenters from as many as 15 states gather to present papers and participate in panels.
Location: The Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, 2001 S. Summit Ave., Sioux Falls
Date/Time: April 25-26, 2014
Registration: Click here for registration form.
Sponsor: The Center for Western Studies (CWS)
Contact: CWS at 605-274-4007, e-mail: CWS@augie.edu, web: www.augie.edu/cws/dakotaconference.html

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