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Whether hosting a party, family reunion, seminar, or business meeting; the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center has a rental space for you. Enjoy an award winning exhibit, shop at our museum store, and cater a great meal for your friends, family, or colleagues at the Cultural Heritage Center.

The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center welcomes any business, individual, agency, or organization to rent meeting space at our location. The Cultural Heritage Center is available for meetings, workshops, parties, and presentations. Remember to contact us the next time you need affordable and unique meeting space in Pierre.

Available for:
Business Meetings
Trainings & Workshops
Group & Club Programs
Birthday & Retirement Parties
Wedding Receptions
Holiday Celebrations
Evening Rentals Available

Use permits are available by calling 605.773.6000 or to pick-up at the Administrative Office in the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center.

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Rental Spaces
*South Dakota State Historical Society members receive a reduced rate
Lobby
$200 *Member/$250 Non-Member
2,000 sq. ft. total special event area
100-150 Person capacity (standing room)
30-64 Person capacity for seated dinner

Education Room/Lobby
$200 *Member/$250 Non-Member

Education Room
$50 *Member/$75 Non-Member
645 sq. ft. total special event area
50 Person capacity theater style
30-48 Person capacity for seated dinner
Computer compatible projector
Video-Conferencing system

Observation Gallery
$100 *Member/$125 Non-Member
750 sq. ft. of 2nd floor gallery space
40 person capacity theater style
Conference table for 12 with chairs
Offers panoramic view of Pierre & Ft. Pierre
No food or drink permitted in gallery

Entire Facility
$250 *Member/$300 Non-Member
13,600 sq. ft. of museum gallery space
350 Person capacity
Gallery tours (available upon advanced request)
Includes rental of all public areas
No food or drink permitted in galleries

Available Equipment
Podium with amplification
Stacking chairs
Cushioned conference chairs
6' conference tables and folding tables
8' folding tables
Small round tables
Portable white board
Miscellaneous stanchions and velvet ropes
Piano
Computer compatible projector
DVD Player
Video-Conferencing system

Kitchenette
A small warming kitchen
Equipment includes: refrigerator, double sink, microwave, coffeepots, and small counter area.
Renter must furnish their own supplies

Public Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sundays & Holidays 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Extended Summer Hours
(Memorial Day and Labor Day)
Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sundays & Holidays 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Evening rentals available.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and Easter.

Rental Policy
No activity or event may occur at the Cultural
Heritage Center without an approved Application for Use and an identified contact person. Use permits are available by calling 605.773.6000 or to pick-up at the Administrative Office in the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center.

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News

March

Presidential visit to South Dakota to be discussed at Cultural Heritage Center

Sod structures highlighted in ‘South Dakota History’

Bunnies and Shamrocks meet at Cultural Heritage Center on Family Fun Day March 17

State Historical Society holding preservation essay contest

Sports broadcaster to share ‘Legendary Sport Stories’ at Cultural Heritage Center

Four more state properties listed on National Register of Historic Places

 

 

Archived News

2017

Cultural Heritage Center announces new monthly programming series to debut in January(1/3/2017)

Paul Goble biography now available from State Historical Society(1/18/2017)

Museum Activity Day, SDSU ice cream at Cultural Heritage Center on Feb. 5(1/27/2017)

Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday to be celebrated at Cultural Heritage Center(1/31/2017)

State Historical Society seeks nominations for Governor's Awards, board positions (2/3/2017)

Remove your shoes to enjoy new exhibit at Cultural Heritage Center(2/8/2017)

State Historical Society awards five historic preservation grants(2/13/2017)

State Historical Society officials promote June symposium in Black Hills(2/14/2017)

State Historical Society board approves property tax moratorium applications(2/23/2017)

Six more state properties listed on National Register of Historic Places (2/24/2017)

Storyteller Paul Goble to be discussed at History and Heritage Book Club meeting (3/2/2017)

Explore pinwheel power at Family Fun Day March 11 at Cultural Heritage Center (3/3/2017)

State Historical Society joins dozens of organizations around the country endorsing values of History Relevance (3/15/2017)

State Historical Society conference in Sioux Falls to feature Laura Ingalls Wilder, latest society book(3/21/2017)

"A Life's Work:  Paul Goble Illustrations of American Indian Stories" exhibit to open April 4 at Cultural Heritage Center(3/23/2017)

Bunnies Rock!  at Family Fun Saturday April 8 at Cultural Heritage Center (3/24/2017)

Restored Fort Pierre railroad depot to host program about railroad history in South Dakota(3/29/2017)

'South Dakota History' features Hawaiian annexation, ranching memoir and physical therapy pioneer(3/31/2017)

Two more state properties listed on National Register of Historic Places (4/13/2017)

State Historical Society presenting Governor's Awards for History(4/21/2017)

Newspaper digitization advisory board selects newspapers to digitize for federal grant(4/26/2017)

Cultural Heritage Center Program to feature South Dakota's first Senator(4/26/2017)

May is Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month (5/1/2017)

Pioneer Girl Project announces more Laura Ingalls Wilder books(5/1/2017)

'Butterflies!' is theme for May 13 Family Fun Day at Cultural Heritage Center(5/9/2017)

Public input sought for State Historical Society programming(5/10/2017)

State Historical Society Archaeology Camp registration opens May 22 (5/15/2017)

Historical Society's new Laura Ingalls Wilder book now available (5/18/2017)

Society Book Club to Host Author Featured in New Book on Laura Ingalls Wilder(5/19/2017)

Oahe Chapel near Pierre to host Sunday church services(5/22/2017)

'South Dakota History' features Rapid City flood of 1972(5/25/2017)

Memorial Day holiday, summer hours announced for Cultural Heritage Center(5/26/2017)

"Scotty Philip's Buffalo Herd" photo display at Cultural Heritage Center(5/26/2017)

Cornerstone time capsules theme for next Family Fun Saturday at Cultural Heritage Center(5/26/2017)

Former State Historical Society publication Wi-Iyohi available on South Dakota Digital Archives (6/9/2017)

State Historical Society awards five historic preservation grants(6/9/2017)

Tornado photo from August 1884 on display at Cultural Heritage Center (6/16/2017)

Cultural Heritage Center participating in Blue Star Museums program(6/21/2017)

State Historical Society hosting outdoor concert, ice cream social on Friday, July 21(6/23/2017)

Former director of National Museum of American History to visit Pierre, sign new book on July 24 (6/30/2017)

Fun with Flags is theme for Family Fun Saturday at Cultural Heritage Center July 8 (6/30/2017)

Cultural Heritage Center Museum to debut new family activity Wednesday, July 19(7/7/2017)

2016

State Historical Society board approves property tax moratorium applications (1/7/2016)

Four additional South Dakota newspaper titles now available online (1/14/2016)

Make–N–Take Valentines & SDSU Ice Cream Feb. 7 at Cultural Heritage Center (1/19/2016)

Hugh Glass letter on display at Cultural Heritage Center (1/19/2016)

Pierre woman to discuss schoolhouse book at Cultural Heritage Center (1/26/2016)

Bestselling State Historical Society cowboy biography now in paperback (2/1/2016)

State Historical Records Advisory Board Announces Re-grant Funding (2/9/2016)

State Historical Society seeks nominations for Governor's Awards, board positions (2/9/2016)

Cultural Heritage Center program recalls early days of South Dakota basketball tournaments (2/19/2016)

New Hugh Glass Biography Coming in May from State Historical Society (2/25/2016)

State Historical Records Advisory Board Announces Site Visit Opportunities (3/4/2016)

South Dakota food heritage is theme for annual history conference (3/16/2016)

Smithsonian Saturdays program to launch April 2 at Cultural Heritage Center (3/17/2016)

Politics, airshows, Wounded Knee headline latest State Historical Society journal (3/23/2016)

BNSF grant helps make State Historical Society photos available to the public (3/24/2016)

Noted author to speak at history book club meeting in Pierre (3/29/2016)

Historic Kimball newspaper titles now available online (4/4/2016)

"Blue-Eyed Doll" Author Deanna Klingel to Speak, Sign Books April 14 at Cultural Heritage Center (4/7/2016)

Historical Society Foundation receives $1,000 grant to digitize photos (4/12/2016)

State Historical Society presenting Governor's Awards for History (4/15/2016)

State Historical Society Archaeology Camp registration opens May 2(4/20/2016)

Cartoonist, State Historical Society Author Chris Browne Receives Mayor's Award (4/21/2016)

History of Mount Rushmore to be Commemorated at Book Club Meeting (5/4/2016)

May 7 Smithsonian Saturday program at Cultural Heritage Center to focus on American Art (5/5/2016)

May is Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month (5/6/2016)

State Historical Society honors its volunteers (5/10/2016)

Cultural Heritage Center to offer Northern League baseball program on Saturday, May 21 (5/11/2016)

June Smithsonian Program at Cultural Heritage Center to Feature "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron (5/18/2016)

"South Dakota Environments" exhibit at Cultural Heritage Center to close May 24 (5/20/2016)

Oahe Chapel to host Sunday services (5/23/2016)

New book on Laura Ingalls Wilder coming in 2017 from State Historical Society (5/23/2016)

Cultural Heritage Center to host "Baseball No-Hitters of the Midwest" program on June 11 (5/31/2016)

Robinson/Borglum correspondence on display at Cultural Heritage Center (5/31/2016)

State Historical Society Awards Six Historic Preservation Grants (6/1/2016)

New Hugh Glass Biography Now Available from State Historical Society (6/3/2016)

Legendary Hugh Glass to be explored at History Book Club Meeting (6/3/2016)

State Historical Society Museum to host outdoor concert, ice cream social on Friday, July 8 (6/14/2016)

Historical Society Foundation bringing Modern Day Homesteader to Pierre (6/20/2016)

July Smithsonian Saturday Program at Cultural Heritage Center to focus on "Searching for Life in the Solar System" (6/24/2016)

Haiar named SDHSF Development Director (6/24/2017)

Six more historic newspaper titles now available online (6/30/2016)

Bluff Historic District in Vermillion listed on National Register of Historic Places (6/30/2016)

Philip author to discuss Calamity Jane's siblings at history book club (7/7/2016)

All-Star Game & South Dakota Baseball History on Display at Cultural Heritage Center through Sept. 18 (7/13/2016)

New display about Mount Rushmore opens at Cultural Heritage Center (7/14/2016)

"Building South Dakota" exhibit opening at Cultural Heritage Center July 30 (7/25/2016)

State Historical Society announces fall Deadwood Fund grant applications (8/1/2016)

August Smithsonian Saturday Program at Cultural Heritage Center to Focus on "100 Greatest American Stamps" (8/2/2016)

State Historical Records Advisory Board announces grant funding awards, site visits (8/4/2016)

Event for South Dakota Historical Society Foundation to take place at Fort Meade Museum (8/5/2016)

State Historical Society to Commemorate Completion of Mount Rushmore(8/5/2016)

State Historical Society announces national photo contest (8/9/2016)

"Created Equal" programming series to begin Aug. 28 at Cultural Heritage Center (8/12/2016)

Politics, Pulitzer Prize being discussed Sept. 1 at Cultural Heritage Center (8/17/2016)

September Smithsonian Saturday program at Cultural Heritage Center focuses on "The Mars Generation" (8/18/2016)

"Play Ball!" exhibit at Cultural Heritage Center to close on Sept. 18 (8/18/2016)

Open house, celebration of South Dakota's Code Talkers
on Aug. 26 at Cultural Heritage Center
(8/18/2016)

Local museums thank central SD law enforcement, first responders(8/26/2016)

State Historical Society offers property tax moratorium (9/1/2016)

Book signing, discussion of new book about Crazy Horse coming Sept. 8 (9/2/2016)

Traditional arts demonstrations event Sept. 24 at Cultural Heritage Center(9/15/2016)

October Smithsonian Saturday program at Cultural Heritage Center to focus on Sally Ride (9/21/2016)

State Historical Society seeks public input on preservation needs(9/21/2016)

Gov. Daugaard proclaims October Archives Month(9/23/2016)

Fall brings return of regular hours to Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre(9/23/2016)

Stanley County native to tell about her newest book at Cultural Heritage Center (10/3/2016)

Sioux Falls woman to lead fundraising efforts of South Dakota Historical Society Foundation(10/7/2016)

Make-and-Take a holiday ornament Nov. 5 at Cultural Heritage Center(10/13/2016)

Nov. 12 Smithsonian Saturday Program at Cultural Heritage Center to focus on women of the West (10/18/2016)

Lakota author's new book on Sioux women published by State Historical Society(10/20/2016)

Historical Society book on the Great Depression, New Deal now available (10/21/2016)

Life of a frontier justice to be featured at History Book Club meeting(11/3/2016)

"There's Snowplace like the Cultural Heritage Center" for a holiday open house(11/15/2016)

State Historical Society staff presenting photo workshop this Saturday(11/16/2016)

Entertainment for Cultural Heritage Center Holiday Open House announced (11/21/2016)

Two new displays opening at Cultural Heritage Center for Holiday Open House (11/21/2016)

December Smithsonian Saturday Program at Cultural Heritage Center focuses on "The Deep Space Network"(11/22/2016)

Local museums to promote Pierre/Fort Pierre through Business Appreciation Days in December(11/30/2016)

State Historical Society announces spring Deadwood Fund grant applications(12/1/2016)

Holiday hours announced for Cultural Heritage Center(12/5/2016)

1941 recording of USS South Dakota christening available on State Historical Society website(12/9/2016)

State Historical Society receives grant to put more historic newspapers online(12/16/2016)

State Historical Society program to focus on Great Depression, New Deal(12/29/2016)

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Volunteer

The people of South Dakota and especially the staff of the South Dakota State Historical Society gratefully acknowledge and thank the Cultural Heritage Center volunteers for their many hours of time, effort and dedicated service. Whether they work at the information desk, the Heritage Store or with the Society's various programs, more than eighty volunteers give of themselves, their energies, and their expertise in advancing the mission of the Society.

For more information on becoming a SDSHS volunteer please contact:
Dorinda Daniel, Volunteer Coordinator
900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501-2217
Telephone: (605) 773-6006
email: Dorinda.Daniel@state.sd.us

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