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Historical Society Press receives Act of Excellence

Historical Society Press receives Act of Excellence

The South Dakota Historical Society Press, an office of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, recently received an Act of Excellence award from the South Dakota Hall of Fame in Chamberlain.

During a ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Capitol Rotunda in Pierre, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and South Dakota Hall of Fame Chair Randy Houdek credited the press with working to preserve and promote South Dakota’s history and heritage since its founding in 1997. The press was nominated for the Act of Excellence by Terry Woster, a former reporter and columnist with the Associated Press, Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Pierre Capital Journal.

“This recognition by the South Dakota Hall of Fame shows the importance of our mission,” says Nancy Tystad Koupal, press director. “The South Dakota Historical Society Press works to publish books that educate people about our state and region’s rich history. It is wonderful to have the acknowledgement that we are achieving our goals.”

The South Dakota Hall of Fame aims to champion a culture of excellence in South Dakota, one act at a time. Additional information about the Act of Excellence and past awardees can be found online at sdexcellence.org.

View the South Dakota Historical Society Press catalog at sdhspress.com and follow its activities on Facebook and Twitter (@SDHSPress). To place a book order, call 605-773-6009 or email orders@sdhspress.com.

Accepting the Act of Excellence award from Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, center, were South Dakota Historical Society Press staff, from left, Jeanne Ode, Amy Kucera, Director Nancy Tystad Koupal and Jennifer McIntyre. (Photo courtesy South Dakota State Historical Society)

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.