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Community identity exhibit at Cultural Heritage Center to close on Sept. 15

Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre have just a few more days to visit the exhibition “From Jackrabbits to Schmeckfest: The Many Faces of Community Identity in South Dakota.” The exhibit, featuring images, events, and places that help define community identity in South Dakota, closes on Sunday, Sept. 15.  

“We were delighted with the visitation to the Community Identity exhibit,” said museum director Jay Smith, “but it’s time for us to get ready for the installation of our next exhibition entitled ‘The Right is Ours: Women Win the Vote’ opening on Nov. 16th.” 

The next exhibit is part of an institution-wide effort by the South Dakota State Historical Society to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 earning women the right to vote across the United States – even though the state of South Dakota had granted that right to women two years earlier. The new exhibit will tell part of the story of the suffrage movement in South Dakota and the nation, roughly from 1848 to 1920 and beyond.  

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

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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