NR Property, the McMillan House in Sturgis Photo of John and Elsie McMillan House in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Built in 1887, the John and Elsie McMillan House is listed on the National Register for its local significance in Architecture. It is a good example of the Queen Anne Style and one of the few Victorian influenced homes in Sturgis that retains high integrity. Click on photo for larger image.

poster of movie theater, Preservation50 Celebrating 50 years of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), recognizing the value of historic preservation and creating the federal framework supporting the preservation of the irreplaceable buildings, landscapes, and archaeology across the United States. Check out for more information.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) manages the National Register of Historic Places program of the National Park Service in South Dakota. The program surveys, inventories, and registers historical properties. The SHPO also monitors state, federal, and local government activities which affect cultural and historic resources; provides advice on preservation methods; promotes public education on historical properties; and supports municipal and county historic preservation commissions to advance the state's economic, social, and educational objectives.

Click here to view an outstanding video showcasing historic preservation and its applications for any locale. The video was produced by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.

Please click here for a copy of our Statewide Preservation Plan 2016-2020.

This is a poster of an old-style movie theater with the following text: "Preservation50 1966-2016 Our Legacy, Our Future."