The South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office is gathering information to use in revising the South Dakota Historic Preservation Plan. Part of this process involves soliciting input from citizens across the state and all entities that have a stake in the future of historic preservation in South Dakota. To do this, we ask that you provide us with your thoughts by completing a short survey, which should take no more than 5 to 10 minutes. The survey can be accessed online at:

Your suggestions are of great importance in determining the course of historic preservation across our great state over the next five years. Feel free to pass along this link to anyone else who may be interested in offering input. Please complete the survey by September 30th, 2014.

Thank you for your participation and please let me know if you have any questions.

Director – Historic Preservation Office

Nansen Store, Howard

The Nansen Store in Howard, built circa 1903, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 for its significance to the history of rural commerce in Miner County.
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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; 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 2011-2015.