South Dakota Archives Month 2012

Executive Proclamation declaring October
Archives month in South Dakota

Archives Month 2012

Archives Month 2012 Events 

"South Dakota Stained Glass Windows "
October 14th / Sunday
Dr. Barbara Johnson
  This presentation discusses how stained glass windows are produced, the role of immigrants in designing, producing and bringing to South Dakota these beautiful works of art that are present throughout our state. Dr. Johnson will also discuss her research on stained glass windows. Sponsored by the
SD Humanities Council
Cultural Heritage Center -900 Governors Dr. -2:00 p.m.


"Historic Riverside Cemetery Tour"
October 21st / Sunday
Ken Stewart
Ken Stewart will conduct a tour of the original cemetery and annex sections while discussing some of the areas early residents that are buried there.
Riverside Cemetery-400 S. Roosevelt -2:00 p.m.


"Oahe Dam/President Kennedy Film Footage "
October 28st / Sunday
State Archive's Staff
  See film footage of the visit by President John F. Kennedy during the Dedication of the Oahe Dam on August 17, 1962. The film includes the speech given by President Kennedy and additional construction footage of the Oahe Dam. The film is roughly thirty minutes. There will be two showings of the film.
Cultural Heritage Center -900 Governors Dr. -2:00 & 2:45 p.m.

Activities at other Organizations

"Hands On!South Dakota Immigrants through Objects and Archival Materials"
October 28th/Sunday
Chelle Somsen and Ronette Rumpca

Presenters will incorporate objects, written records, and photographs to tell the story of immigrant groups who settled in South Dakota.
Watertown Regional Library; Watertown, SD -2:00 p.m.