Historic Preservation Month 2012

"Discover South Dakota's Hidden Gems"

Sitting Bull Monument near Mobridge, SD
Sitting Bull Monument near Mobridge, SD
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The 2012 theme for Historic Preservation Month is "Discover South Dakota's Hidden Gems". Throughout South Dakota are numerous properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some are more well-known than others. We invite you to jump in your car, or click on our links, to visit some of our state's interesting but less well-known sites. Click on a region of the state to see some examples.

Northeastern SD          Southeastern SD          Western SD

If you know of a site you think should be included, please contact us at Include the name and location of the site along with a brief description of its historical significance. It would be helpful if you would also attach a photo.

Celebrated in May, South Dakota Historic Preservation Month was created to acquaint the public with the disciplines of historic preservation and to strengthen the enduring bond between the past and the present. Public appreciation and understanding of our rich and diverse cultural heritage, which is represented by the thousands of historical sites, historic buildings, and landscapes throughout the state, are the foundations of preserving South Dakota's past for future generations.

It is important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals who preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that shape us as South Dakotans. The protection and preservation of these sites, buildings, and landscapes provide educational, scientific, and economic benefits for all citizens.

To view past Historic Preservation Month posters, click on a year.
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