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SDHSF Donations

We appreciate and welcome your donations, and we offer several ways to support the South Dakota State Historical Society, including the following.

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Membership

The South Dakota State Historical Society is the keeper of the state's rich history and collects, preserves, researches, and interprets the state's exceptional past.

Your membership with the South Dakota State Historical Society enables the Foundation to help the Society use its vast collection and resources to bring history to life through education kits, exhibits, programs, publications and much more. Differing levels of membership make it easy for you to join and support your local historical society. Through your donation, you will assist us in furthering our outreach and commitment to the preservation of South Dakota’s history. We invite you to join others who share your passion for the heritage and history of South Dakota.

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Planned Giving

Thank you for your interest in supporting the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation through planned giving. All gifts to the Foundation are greatly appreciated and can make a lasting impact in the preservation of South Dakota’s history. Even small gifts can have a large impact. The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation is a 501(c)(3) qualified organization.

A variety of planned giving options are available through the Foundation to support the needs of the South Dakota State Historical Society. Review these planned giving alternatives to determine which one best fits your personal circumstances and the needs of your family.

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Legacy Circle

We’re thrilled that you want to help preserve South Dakota history. By joining the Legacy Circle, you can help promote lifelong learning and an appreciation of the past. You don’t have to be a millionaire; we think you’ll be surprised by the huge impact you can make with much less. We would love to visit with you today about your charitable dreams and how you can support your local historical society.

The Legacy Circle recognizes those generous individuals who are leaving a future legacy to the South Dakota State Historical Society. We will recognize a bequest intention or other planned gifts of any size with membership in the Legacy Circle.

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Tributes and Memorials

Honor someone special today with memorials and tributes that help preserve the stories of South Dakota and celebrate its culture, experiences and history. Your donation can honor a family member, friend or any special person in your life.

As a follow-up to your contribution, we will inform the person in whose honor the gift is being made—or the family of the loved one in whose memory the gift is made—without including the amount. Please include the honoree’s name and address in any correspondence.

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