Calendar

This online calendar of events emphasizes educational, archaeological, preservation, and history related programs throughout the year across South Dakota. Green entries denote activities at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Blue entries denote off-site activities sponsored by the SD State Historical Society and/or the Historical Society Foundation. If you would like to submit an event to be included on the calendar, please complete and submit the following form: Events form, PDF or Events form, Word.

January 2013

Event: OUR SOUTH DAKOTA: BIG LAND | BIG IDEAS | BIG HEART Exhibit
Description:
The exhibit examines the physical and mental landscapes of South Dakota, past and present. Explore the physical realities of our state and how these realities shape our attitudes and the communities we form. And, have a great time doing it! Come and measure yourself against a full-size replica of Washington’s nose from Mount Rushmore, see how many South Dakotas fit across the entire U.S., try your hand at typing on a manual typewriter. Come and experience Our South Dakota!
Location:  Cultural Heritage Center, Hogen Gallery, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Time: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun. & Holidays* 1-4:30 p.m. CT
Admission:  Members free; Adults $4, Seniors $3, 17 & under free (Free to all on the 1st Sunday of every month)
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum
* The Cultural Heritage Center is closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Event: CLOSED for New Year's Day - Cultural Heritage Center
    including the Museum of the SD State Historical Society, SD State Archives, and all
    offices
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: January 1, 2013
Contact: 605-773-3458

Event: SD State Archives Open
Description: The State Archives is open every 1st Saturday of the month. Staff will be available to assist with research. The State Archives manages a collection of photographs, films, maps, books, newspapers, state and county records, as well as personal and organizational records.
Location:  Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: January 5, 2013; 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. CT
Admission:  Free
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3804, e:mail archref@state.sd.us, web: history.sd.gov/Archives

Event: Free admittance to the Museum of the SD State Historical Society
Description: Admittance to the museum is free the 1st Sunday of the month. The Museum has 15,000 square feet of exhibition space with exhibits divided into five galleries.
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: January 6, 2013; 1-4:30 p.m. CT
Admission:  Free
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum

Event: What's Old is New Again: Recent Discoveries at Kimball Village, A.D. 1100-1250 - Third Sunday Archeology Presentation Series
Speaker:
Lynn Alex, director of Education & OUtreach at University of Iowa's Office of the State Archaeologist
Location: 
Augustana College, Gilbert Science Center Auditorium, 33rd & Summit Ave., Sioux Falls
Date/Time:
January 20, 2013, 2 p.m. CT
Admission: 
free
Sponsor:
Augustana College Archeology Lab and Sioux Falls Chapter of the SD Archaeological Society
Contact:
Lynette Rossum, 605-274-5493, e-mail: Lynette_Rossum@augie.edu

Event: OPEN on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - The Museum of the SD State Historical Society
Description:
The Museum will be open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21. There is 15,000 square feet of exhibition space with exhibits divided into five galleries.
Location: 
Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time:
January 21, 2013; 1-4:30 p.m. CT
Admission: 
Adults - $4; Seniors (60+) - $3; 17 & under - Free
Sponsor:
South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum

Event: The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder - History & Heritage Book Club
Description: The novel tells of the Ingalls family’s experiences in De Smet, Dakota Territory, during the harsh winter of 1880-81. Nancy Tystad Koupal of the South Dakota State Historical Society Press will be the guest speaker, talking about the book and the Pioneer Girl Project. The Press has permission from the Little House Heritage Trust to publish Pioneer Girl, Wilder’s unpublished autobiography.
Location:  Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: January 22, 2013; 7 p.m. CT
Admission: Free
Sponsor: South Dakota State Historical Society & South Dakota Historical Society Foundation
Contact: Dorinda Daniel 605-773-6006, e-mail: dorinda.daniel@state.sd.us
Additional Comments: The book club meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Cultural Heritage Center. Occasionally the date, time, or location my change for a special program. All books are available for purchase at the Heritage Store located in the Cultural Heritage Center and at the Capitol. The History & Heritage Book Club is open to everyone. People who want to join the discussion by telephone are welcome to do so by making arrangements in advance with Dorinda (see above).

Event: Illegal Immigrants and the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1875 - Preservation Thursday
Description: Join Dr. Alvis Lisenbee, Professor Emeritus from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, as he discusses the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1875. Following the discovery of gold in the Black Hills in 1874, a "rush" brought thousands of illegal trespassers to the Indian preserve of western Dakota Territory. In 1875, discoveries of placer gold deposits in the northern Black Hills brought the focus of these searches to Deadwood and Whitewood Creeks. The dominant source of this gold was discovered in the Homestake mine area, from which almost 40 million ounces of gold were recovered over the next 125 years. The public is encouraged to attend.
Location:  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman St. Deadwood
Date/Time: January 24, 2013; Noon MT
Admission: By donation
Sponsor: Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission; Adam-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Mary Adams Balmat; Rapid City Journal; Black Hills Pioneer; Celebrity Hotel; Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates; The Historic Bullock Hotel; Saloon No. 10; TDG Communications
Contact: Adams Museum, 605-722-4800, e-mail: Rose@deadwoodhistory.com, web: www.adamsmuseumandhouse.org

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