History & Heritage Book Club
We've got a great lineup of programs coming to the Heritage Center. We hope to see you at the meetings!
History and Heritage Book Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 1906 Fort Pierre Depot Museum
Take a trip through South Dakota history by rail with Rick Mills, director of the South Dakota State Railroad Museum in Hill City. He will make a photographic presentation, as well as discuss the book “South Dakota Railroads.” This program is made possible by a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council.
History and Heritage Book Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, Cultural Heritage Center
Author Wayne Fanebust of Sioux Falls will discuss his book “Echoes of November, The life and Times of Senator R.F. Pettigrew of South Dakota.” Pettigrew was a leader in the movement to create the state of South Dakota and served in the U.S. Senate from 1889 to 1901.
About the South Dakota State Historical Society
The South Dakota State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Education. The State Historical Society, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is headquartered at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The center houses the society’s world-class museum, the archives, and the historic preservation, publishing and administrative/development offices. Call (605) 773-3458 or visit www.history.sd.gov for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call (605) 394-1936 for more information.
About the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation
The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation is a private charitable nonprofit that seeks funding to assist the South Dakota State Historical Society in programming and projects to preserve South Dakota’s history and heritage for future generations.