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.

September 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: OPEN on Labor Day - The Museum of the SD State Historical Society
Description:
The Museum will be open on Labor Day, September 2. 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:
September 1, 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: SD State Archives Open
Description: The archives is open every 1st Saturday of the month. Staff will assist you with research needs. The archives collects government and manuscript materials, along with photographs, maps, and other historic materials.
Location:  Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: September 6, 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: 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:
September 7, 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 - 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: September 9, 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: Meeting of the SD State Historical Society Board of Trustees
Location:  Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: September 12, 2014; 8:45 a.m. CT
Contact: 605-773-3458

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:
September 14, 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: Preservation Thursday - The History of the Pickering-Spotted Tail Beaded Turtle
Description: William D. Haas will present a lecture on the history of Haas' great grandparents, Henry J. and Elizabeth A. Pickering, and their migration from Pennsylvania to the Black Hills in 1877. According to the story the family met Lakota Chief Spotted Tail in northern Nebraska during this trip. The Pickering family was given two gifts by the Chief and his wife: a beaded turtle and a knife scabbard. The two artifacts were donated by the family to the Adams Museum in the 1940s. The public is encouraged to attend.
Location:  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman St. Deadwood
Date/Time: September 18, 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.adamsmuseumandhouse.org

Event: Annual "Walk Across the Narrows" Event
Description: Group members and interested citizens will be driving in a caravan to a location where Lewis and Clark stopped more than 200 years ago on what is now the Lower Brule Indian Reservation. Organizer Bill Stevens says participants will leave from the Ramkota River Centre parking lot in Pierre at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning and will arrive in Lower Brule by about 10:00 a.m. where they will meet up with Sheldon Fletcher, who will guide the group to a location to view the Big Bend of the Missouri River. The group will also read from the Lewis and Clark Journals the thoughts and observations of the explorers as they traveled through the area.
Location:
Meet at Ramkota River Centre parking lot
Date/Time: to be announced, 2014; leave at 8:30 a.m. CT
Admission: Free
Sponsor: "Encounters on the Prairie" Central South Dakota chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
Contact: Bill Stevens at 605-280-2135

Event: Museum Day Live!
Description:
All visitors are welcome to visit the Cultural Heritage Center to attend the event being held in conjunction with Museum Day Live, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine to promote museum attendance. The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket/. Visitors will need to complete the form and print the tickets. The tickets are valid only on Sept. 27.
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time:
September 27, 2014; Museum hours 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Admission: 
Free program
Sponsor:
South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact:
605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum

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