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The South Dakota State Historical Society is the keeper of the state's rich history. The Society collects, preserves, researches, and interprets the state's exceptional past.

Your membership with the South Dakota State Historical Society 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. Different levels of membership make it easy for you to join and support the work of the State Historical Society and Foundation. Through your contribution, you will assist us in furthering our outreach. We invite you to join others who share your passion for the heritage and history of South Dakota.

All levels of historical membership include a Smithsonian Affiliation Membership Benefits.

* Membership in Smithsonian Institution

* One-year subscription to Smithsonian Magazine or Air & Space Magazine.

* 10% off at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, stores, catalogue, or online.

* Smithsonian journeys travel and study tour opportunities.

* Free admission to Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Member Institutions

There is an option to decline this added membership if the member chooses.


Annual Membership Benefits

Bronze Level (Annual gift of $125 - $299):
A portion of your annual contribution is tax-deductible above the standard family member rate ($50). Free admission to the Cultural Heritage Center for members and any visiting guests. A 10% discount in the Heritage Store, State Archives, and SDHS Press purchases. Subscription to the quarterly "South Dakota History" journal and "History Notes" newsletter. Membership and donor gifts are credited to the cumulative giving program.

Click HERE to become a Bronze member today!


Silver Level (Annual gift of $300 - $499)
Same as the Bronze benefits with a portion of the membership being tax deductible above the standard family member ($50). Bronze members also receive early access to authors and speakers at public events held by the Foundation. Call Nancy to arrange (605)773-6298.

Click HERE to become a Silver member today!


Gold Level (Annual gift of $500 - $999)
Same as Silver benefits with a portion of the membership being tax deductible above the standard family member rate ($50). Gold members can also take advantage of a personal shopper who will make recommendations for holiday, birthday, and anniversary gifts from the SD Heritage Store. Call Nancy to arrange (605)773-6298.

Click HERE to become a Gold member today!


Platinum Level (Annual gift of $1,000 - $2,499)
Same as Gold membership with a portion of the membership being tax deductible above the standard family member rate($50). Platinum members also receive one free hour of research by a State Archives staff member. Call Nancy to arrange (605)773-6298.

Click HERE to become a Platinum member today!


Diamond Level (Annual Gift of $2,500 - $$4,999)
Same as Platinum benefits with a portion of the membership being tax deductible above the standard family member rate ($50). Includes tickets and VIP seating for two guests to the Governor's History Awards during the South Dakota History Conference.  Call Nancy to arrange (605)773-6298.

Click HERE to become a Diamond member today!


Emerald Level (Annual Gift of $5,000 or more)
Same as Diamond benefits with a portion of the membership being tax deductible above the standard family member rate ($50). Includes a private tour and lunch for up to four guests with the Director of the South Dakota State Historical Society. Call Nancy to arrange (605)773-6298.

Click HERE to become an Emerald member today!

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