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Fabulous Pheasants fly in for October Family Fun Day Oct. 14 at Cultural Heritage Center

With the arrival of fall and pheasant hunting, visitors will have an opportunity to create their own pine cone pheasant at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Saturday, Oct. 14.

“Fabulous Pheasants,” October’s Family Fun Saturday program, will run from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT. All supplies are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission to the museum galleries is free during that time.

The pheasants will have a pine cone body, a green foam head, red eye patches and a white chenille strip collar. Two long tail feathers and a few side feathers will complete the bird.

“This is a really innovative project and perfect for the season,” said museum director Jay Smith. “These cute birds will look great as centerpieces on a fall table.”

Visitors can also enjoy the History Explorer gallery backpacks in the museum galleries. Two new backpacks designed especially for preschool learners discuss animals and modes of transportation. Backpacks can be checked out for free at the information desk for use in the galleries.

The museum is open from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT Monday through Saturday, and 1-4:30 p.m. on Sundays and most holidays. Call 605-773-3458 for more information.

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 for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call 605-394-1936 for more information.

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