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South Dakota Historical Society Foundation seeks Western collectibles

The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation is rounding ‘em up and auctioning ‘em off.
The foundation is seeking Western collectibles for an auction that will begin at 7 p.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 14, during the Dakota Western Heritage Festival at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre.
“This will be the second year that the foundation has had a Western collectibles auction during the Dakota Western Heritage Festival,” said Lisa Bondy, the foundation’s administrative director. “We’re building on the momentum from the first auction to create an even better one this year.”
The foundation is the nonprofit fundraising partner of the South Dakota State Historical Society. The auction is a fundraiser that will support the work of the State Historical Society.
Items that were donated to last year’s auction included saddles, chaps, spurs, harnesses, barn lanterns, Hesston National Finals Rodeo belt buckles, an antique chair used in the South Dakota House of Representatives and books. The foundation is again seeking donations of such items as well as fine art, historic firearms, crocks and Western antiques.
For more information or to donate items, please call Bondy at 605-773-6298 or email lisa.bondy@state.sd.us.

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.