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Museum of State Historical Society to host Smithsonian Sunday Program on Jan. 12

January's Smithsonian Sunday program has recieved a stamp of approval. The museum at the Cultural Heritage Center will host a special webcast from the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum titled "The Act of the Stamp" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.

The lecture focuses on the art process and philosophy of contemprorary stamp design. The images on postage stamps have represented many people, events and ideas. The free program is an opportunity to enjoy learning more about a pastime that has been and remains a passoin for many Americans.

The State Historical Society became a Smithsonian Affiliate in January and is the only one in South Dakota.

About Smithsonian Affiliations
Established in 1996, Smithsonian Affiliations is a national outreach program that develops long-term collaborative partnerships with museums, educational and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources. The long-term goal of Smithsonian Affiliations is to facilitate a two-way relationship among Affiliate organizations and the Smithsonian Institution to increase discovery and inspire lifelong learning in communities across America. More information about the Smithsonian Affiliations program and Affiliate activity is available at

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.

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