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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, March 14, Cultural Heritage Center

Author Gregory Bryan will speak via telephone about his book “Paul Goble, Storyteller.” Goble wrote and illustrated more than 40 books for children. His book “The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses” received the Caldecott medal in 1979, honoring the illustrator of the most distinguished American book for children. Goble grew up in England, but made his home in the Black Hills from 1977 until his death on Jan. 5, 2017. Bryan is a professor of education at the University of Manitoba in Canada. “Paul Goble, Storyteller” and several of Goble’s books are available at the Heritage Store at the Cultural Heritage Center.


History and Heritage Book Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, Cultural Heritage Center

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.

Book club selections are available in the Heritage Stores at the Cultural Heritage Center and the Capitol. Book club members recieve a 10 percent discount, and South Dakota State Historical Society members recieve an additional 5 percent discount when they purchase the featured books at either Heritage Store.