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 2015

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
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: SD State Archives Open
Description: The State Archives is open every 1st Saturday of the month. Staff will be available to assist with research. The State Archives manages a collection of photographs, films, maps, books, newspapers, state and county records, as well as personal and organizational records.
Location:  Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: April 4, 2015; 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. CT
Admission:  Free
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3804, e:mail archref@state.sd.us, web: history.sd.gov/Archives

Event: CLOSED for Easter - Museum of the SD State Historical Society
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: April 5, 2015
Contact: 605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum

Event: Smithsonian Sunday - Program to be announced.
Description:
This Smithsonian Sunday program features the Smithsonian’s (museum) with a program/panel discussion/etc. on ...
** 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 12 , 2015; 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: History & Heritage Book Club - Title to be announced.
Description: Program to be announced. 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 14, 2015; 7 p.m. CT
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: to be announced, 2015; 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: Meeting of the SD Historical Society Foundation Board
Location: 
Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time:
to be announced, 2015; 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: to be announced, 2015; 1 p.m. CT
Contact: 605-773-3458

Event: SD State Historical Society History Conference - Program to be announced.
Description: to be announced
Location: Ramkota River Center, 920 W. Sioux Ave., Pierre
Date/Time: to be announced, 2015
Registration: Click here for registration information (not available yet).
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3458; Click here for additional conference information
(not available yet).

Event: 47th Annual Dakota Conference - Program to be announced.
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: to be announced, 2015
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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