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Create flower bouquets July 13 at Cultural Heritage Center

Sunny days, rain showers and wildflowers are all part of South Dakota in the summertime. Come to the Cultural Heritage Center on July 13 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT and celebrate summer by creating your own flower bouquet at Family Fun Saturday.

All supplies are provided, and children must be accompanied by an adult. There will also be free admission to the museum gallery during program hours.

Over 200 wildflowers grow in South Dakota. Colorful wild daisies, roses, asters and buttercups are found in the fields and road ditches of the state. In addition to wildflowers, many people enjoy flower gardening. Butterflies and other insects eat nectar from flowers and pollinate the plants as they fly from bloom to bloom. Hummingbirds are also an attractive flying addition to many flower gardens.

“Drive on any street in any town and you will find a colorful flower garden along the way,” said Jay Smith, museum director. “In the country, the road ditches and fields are blooming this time of year. This Family Fun Saturday program lets our visitors create their own flowers to enjoy.”

The museum is open from 9 a.m.-6:30 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 exhibits, special events and upcoming activities.

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 www.history.sd.gov for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call (605) 394-1936 for more information.