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Summer hours in effect at Cultural Heritage Center

Starting Tuesday, May 28, and running through Labor Day in September, the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society will be open extended hours – Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sundays and holidays from 1-4:30 p.m.

“We hope people take advantage of the extra hours and visit the museum in the Cultural Heritage Center,” said Jay D. Vogt, director of the South Dakota State Historical Society. “We’re sure it will be a memorable experience for people of all ages.”

The newest exhibit in the museum, “Furniture: The Fancy & The Functional,” is about furniture found in the home, and how furniture use and design has been influenced by the way the function of each room in the house has evolved over time.

Museum admission is free for children 17-and-younger; there is a small fee for adults ages 18-and-older.

Public hours for the archives research room remain unchanged -- 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and the first Saturday of each month.

For more information, visit or call (605) 773-3458.

The South Dakota State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Tourism. The Department of Tourism is comprised of Tourism, the South Dakota Arts Council, and the State Historical Society. The Department is led by Secretary James D. Hagen. 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 for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call (605) 394-1936 for more information.

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