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Who We Are

The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation is committed to telling the story of the state of South Dakota and the unique history that has helped shape our values today. We tell the story as an active partner, fundraiser and steward, providing financial resources to projects of the program areas of the South Dakota State Historical Society: Archaeology, Archives, Historic Preservation, Museum, and Research and Publishing.

Our philanthropic commitment is in honor of preserving South Dakota’s history and to the future of the state South Dakota through annual, capital and planned giving from public and private donors. We are passionate about preserving South Dakota’s history and educating future generations about the state’s rich history and background. We work to instill a love and appreciation for the state of South Dakota in present generations as well as generations to come.

We greatly appreciate your financial support. Your donations help fund the preservation of South Dakota’s history and ensure our success in "Keeping South Dakota History Alive".



Membership

Your membership to the South Dakota State Historical Society at the $125+ leadership levels enables the Foundation to help the Society use its vast collection and resources to bring history to life through education kits, exhibits, programs, publications, and much more. We invite you to join others who share your passion for the heritage and history of South Dakota.  ​​​​​​

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The Heritage Store

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The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation operates the Heritage Store at both the Cultural Heritage Center and Capitol.

The stores offer a variety of attractive, quality South Dakota made items and items that reflect South Dakota: books published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, pottery, jewelry, Capitol memorabilia, food, art, glassware, items featuring the Sioux Horse effigy, and much more!

As a South Dakota State Historical Society member, receive a 10% discount on store purchases. We are glad to ship items.

Keep the Heritage Store in mind when shopping for unique gifts from South Dakota!


Volunteer

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Would you like to participate in "Keeping South Dakota History Alive"? Would you like to meet new people and make new friends? Donate your time and have fun!

There are many volunteer opportunities with the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation. Contact us and join the volunteer team today.

 


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Map to the Cultural Heritage Center