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Cultural Heritage Center Program looks at South Dakota History One Day At a Time

The people, places and events that were part of South Dakota history will be discussed at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Author Brad Tennant will discuss his book, “On This Day in South Dakota History” when the History and Heritage Book Club meets at 7 p.m. CDT.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free event.

The book includes more than 400 entries related to events in South Dakota history.

“One day at a time, Brad presents intriguing events, people and places that shaped the history of South Dakota and beyond,” said Michael Lewis, president of the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation. The foundation is the nonprofit fundraising partner of the South Dakota State Historical Society and the sponsor of the History and Heritage Book Club.

Tennant is a professor of history and American Studies program director at Presentation College in Aberdeen. He is an active researcher, writer and presenter on a variety of state and regional topics. He has previously spoken at the Cultural Heritage Center, most notably about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. As president of the board of trustees of the South Dakota State Historical Society, he attends board meetings and special events at the Cultural Heritage Center.

“On This Day in South Dakota History” is sold at the Heritage Stores at the Cultural Heritage Center and the Capitol.

Please call (605) 773-6006 for more information about the program.

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.