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.

July 2014

Event: Transformation and Continuity in Lakota Culture: the Collages of Arthur Amiotte Exhibit
Description:
The exhibit will feature 31 of Amiotte's original collages on loan from private collectors and museum collections throughout the United States. To present the full chronology of works begun in 1988, 26 actual-size, singular reproductions will represent originals not available for the exhibition. An accompanying exhibit catalog is being produced by the South Dakota State Historical Society's Research & Publishing office.
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: South Dakota Environments: A Window to Past Times Exhibit
Description:
Visitors will explore the state as it looked in the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Pleistocene and Holocene epochs and witness the animals found on the land. Animals ranging from a Tyrannosaurus Rex to a Short-Face Bear will be featured, along with a massive representation of a mammoth. The exhibit also demonstrates how, over time, the location of the land that became South Dakota has shifted along with what became the North American continent.
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, Observation 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: OPEN on Independence Day - The Museum of the SD State Historical Society
Description:
The Museum will be open on Independence Day, July 4. 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:
July 4, 2014; 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: 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:
July 5, 2014; 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:
July 6, 2014; 1-4:30 p.m. CT
Admission: 
Free
Sponsor:
South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact: 605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum

Event: Oahe Chapel Ecumenical Sunday Service, host: to be announced
Description: Hosted by various local churches, ecumenical services are held at the historic Oahe Chapel every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Oahe Chapel was established by Rev. Thomas L. Riggs, a Congregationalist minister, and his first wife, Cornelia Margaret “Nina” Foster, to serve as a mission to the Sioux Indians of central South Dakota. The chapel was originally located on the east bank of the Missouri River at Peoria Flats, roughly five miles upriver from its current location. It was moved to its current location in 1964 after construction of the Oahe Dam flooded the original site. The chapel is owned by the South Dakota State Historical Society and managed by the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society, which oversees its maintenance and preservation.
Location: The chapel is located adjacent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, approximately five miles north of Pierre on SD Highway 1804.
Date/Time: July 6, 2014; 8 a.m. CT
Admission: Free; Open to the public
Sponsor: Oahe Chapel Preservation Society, Pierre-Ft. Ministerial Association
Contact: Cindy Snow, 605-773-2907, e-mail: cindy.snow@state.sd.us

Event: History & Heritage Book Club - Title to be announced.
Description: Program to be announced. The History & Heritage Book Club is free and open to the public at any time. A monthly commitment is not required.
Location:  Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time: July 8, 2014; 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: Archaeology Awareness Days at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
Description:
You & your family can participate in many hands-on events. Children have an opportunity to participate in a Kids Dig and make their own pottery vessel. There are Native technology demonstrations including flintnapping, pottery construction, Atlatl spear throwing, use of native plants, artifact displays, & tours of the Thomsen Center Archeodome & the Boehnen Museum.
Location: Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, 3200 Indian Village Rd., Mitchell
Date/Time:
July ??, 2014; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT
Admission:
Adults $6, Seniors $5, Students $4, 5 and under Free
Sponsor:
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
Contact:
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, 605-996-5473, e-mail: info@mitchellindianvillage.org, web: www.mitchellindianvillage.org

Event: Oahe Chapel Ecumenical Sunday Service, host: to be announced
Description: Hosted by various local churches, ecumenical services are held at the historic Oahe Chapel every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Oahe Chapel was established by Rev. Thomas L. Riggs, a Congregationalist minister, and his first wife, Cornelia Margaret “Nina” Foster, to serve as a mission to the Sioux Indians of central South Dakota. The chapel was originally located on the east bank of the Missouri River at Peoria Flats, roughly five miles upriver from its current location. It was moved to its current location in 1964 after construction of the Oahe Dam flooded the original site. The chapel is owned by the South Dakota State Historical Society and managed by the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society, which oversees its maintenance and preservation.
Location: The chapel is located adjacent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, approximately five miles north of Pierre on SD Highway 1804.
Date/Time: July 13, 2014; 8 a.m. CT
Admission: Free; Open to the public
Sponsor: Oahe Chapel Preservation Society, Pierre-Ft. Ministerial Association
Contact: Cindy Snow, 605-773-2907, e-mail: cindy.snow@state.sd.us

Event: Smithsonian Sunday - Program to be announced.
Description:
This Smithsonian Sunday program features the Smithsonian’s (museum) with a program/panel discussion/etc. on ...
** Smithsonian Sunday is offered on the second Sunday of each month. The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society, as a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, will feature a special video program from one of the Smithsonian Museums.**
Location: Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., Pierre
Date/Time:
July 13 , 2014; 2 p.m. CT
Admission: 
Free program, regular admission to museum
Sponsor:
South Dakota State Historical Society
Contact:
605-773-3458, web: history.sd.gov/Museum

Event: History Camp
Description:
Children in grades K–2,for the 2012–2013 school year, are invited to learn about Deadwood’s unique story at History Camp. Campers will focus on South Dakota history and the music behind it with the help of folk singer/songwriter Jami Lynn. Jamie will lead the group in educational and historical lessons filled with games, storytelling and folksongs. Snacks will be provided. Reservations required.
Location: 
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman St. Deadwood
Date/Time:
July ??-??, 2014; 9 a.m to Noon MT
Admission: 
$40 for non-members, $30 for members
Sponsor:
Adams Museum and Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission
Contact:
Chelsie Bauer, Museum Educator, 605-578-1928, e-mail: chelsie@theadamsdeadwood.org for information & reservations

Event: Forum 2014, Statewide Conference on Heritage Byways to the Past - National Alliance of Preservation Commissions 9th Biennial Conference
Description: Forum is the the only national conference dedicated to local preservation commissions and their issues. Forum will provide local preservation commission members, staff, elected officials, and others the best information and training possible. Whether you are a new or a seasoned practitioner of many years, from a tiny town or a big city, commission member or staff, Forum is one conference where you are sure to come away satisfied. The working roundtables, breakout sessions, workshops, tours, and network building you will find at Forum all come together to make it the best conference your commission could attend, and the most fun as well.
Location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Conference Hotel: Sheraton University City

Date/Time: July 16-20, 2014
Registration: Officially opens Spring 2014
Sponsor: National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, National Park Service, National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, Partners for Sacred Places, and many others
Contact: NAPC, 706-542-4731, e-mail: napc@uga.edu, web: napc.uga.edu/forum2014/
or pennbyways.com

Event: Oahe Chapel Ecumenical Sunday Service, host: to be announced
Description: Hosted by various local churches, ecumenical services are held at the historic Oahe Chapel every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Oahe Chapel was established by Rev. Thomas L. Riggs, a Congregationalist minister, and his first wife, Cornelia Margaret “Nina” Foster, to serve as a mission to the Sioux Indians of central South Dakota. The chapel was originally located on the east bank of the Missouri River at Peoria Flats, roughly five miles upriver from its current location. It was moved to its current location in 1964 after construction of the Oahe Dam flooded the original site. The chapel is owned by the South Dakota State Historical Society and managed by the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society, which oversees its maintenance and preservation.
Location: The chapel is located adjacent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, approximately five miles north of Pierre on SD Highway 1804.
Date/Time: July 20, 2014; 8 a.m. CT

Admission: Free; Open to the public
Sponsor: Oahe Chapel Preservation Society, Pierre-Ft. Ministerial Association
Contact: Cindy Snow, 605-773-2907, e-mail: cindy.snow@state.sd.us

Event: History Camp
Description:
Youth in grades 3–7, for the 2012–2013 school year, are invited to explore the tales of Deadwood with the help of folk singer/songwriter Jami Lynn at History Camp. Students will learn about their community’s heritage with hands-on participation through singing, storytelling and games. Snacks will be provided. Reservations required.
Location: 
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman St. Deadwood
Date/Time:
July ??-??, 2014; 9 a.m to Noon MT
Admission: 
$40 for non-members, $30 for members
Sponsor:
Adams Museum and Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission
Contact:
Chelsie Bauer, Museum Educator, 605-578-1928, e-mail: chelsie@theadamsdeadwood.org for information & reservations

Event: Oahe Chapel Ecumenical Sunday Service, host: to be announced
Description: Hosted by various local churches, ecumenical services are held at the historic Oahe Chapel every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Oahe Chapel was established by Rev. Thomas L. Riggs, a Congregationalist minister, and his first wife, Cornelia Margaret “Nina” Foster, to serve as a mission to the Sioux Indians of central South Dakota. The chapel was originally located on the east bank of the Missouri River at Peoria Flats, roughly five miles upriver from its current location. It was moved to its current location in 1964 after construction of the Oahe Dam flooded the original site. The chapel is owned by the South Dakota State Historical Society and managed by the Oahe Chapel Preservation Society, which oversees its maintenance and preservation.
Location: The chapel is located adjacent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, approximately five miles north of Pierre on SD Highway 1804.
Date/Time: July 27, 2014; 8 a.m. CT
Admission: Free; Open to the public
Sponsor: Oahe Chapel Preservation Society, Pierre-Ft. Ministerial Association
Contact: Cindy Snow, 605-773-2907, e-mail: cindy.snow@state.sd.us

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