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.

November 2014

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: Property Tax Moratorim deadline - SD State Historic Preservation Office
Description: The State Property Tax Moratorium is available for buildings listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places and rehabilitated in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. The moratorium places an eight-year freeze on the property tax assessment; during the eight-year period, the property tax assessment may not be increased due to the certified rehabilitation work undertaken on the building. The 2014 application will cover work done between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.
Application: Click here for forms.
Date:
November 1, 2014
Contact:
Kate Nelson at 605-773-6005, e-mail:
Kate.Nelson@state.sd.us

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: November 1, 2014; 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: Make and Take a Holiday Ornament
Description: Get into the holiday spirit and have some fun creating handmade holiday ornaments at the Cultural Heritage Center. It’s “make-and-take” because visitors will make ornaments to decorate a tree for the Cultural Heritage Center, as well as ornaments to take home for their own trees. All supplies will be provided and all ages are welcome. Young children should be accompanied by an adult. There will be free admission to the museum for anyone making an ornament on that day. Refreshments will be served.
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, Education Room, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: to be announced, 2014; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT
Admission:  Free
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3458

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: November 2, 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: 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:
November 9, 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: OPEN on Veterans Day - The Museum of the SD State Historical Society
Description:
The Museum will be open on Veterans Day, November 11. There is 15,000 square feet of exhibition space with exhibits divided into five galleries.
Location: 
Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time:
November 11, 2014; 1-4:30 p.m. CT
Admission: 
Adults - $4; Seniors (60+) - $3; 17 & under - Free
Sponsor:
South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum

Event: PastForward - 2014 National Preservation Conference
Description: COME TO SAVANNAH! As the premier educational and networking event for those who care about saving places, this year's conference introduces new, innovative programming that will inspire, engage and educate. With expert practitioners leading signature talks, intensive workshops, and educational field sessions, PastForward will provide you with the tools and resources to push new frontiers in both academia and practice.
Location: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, GA
Date: November 11-14, 2014
Registration: Opening July 1, 2014 see website
Sponsor: National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, The Savannah College of Arts and Design, Historic Savannah Foundation
Contact: 202-588-6100, e-mail: conference@nthp.org, web: www.preservationnation.org/conference

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: November 11, 2014; 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: CLOSED for Thanksgiving - Cultural Heritage Center
    including the Museum of the SD State Historical Society, SD State Archives, and all
    offices
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: November 27, 2014
Contact: 605-773-3458

Event: Holiday Open House at the Cultural Heritage Center
Description: The annual Holiday Open House of the South Dakota State Historical Society will be held at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The afternoon will feature free admission to the museum, holiday treats, entertainment, living-history demonstrations, unique gift ideas in the Heritage Store, and free pictures for the kids with Santa Claus!
Location:  Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: November 28, 2014; Noon - 4:30 p.m. CT
Admission: Free
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society & South Dakota Historical Society Foundation
Contact: 605-773-3458

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