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Make Valentine ornaments, enjoy SDSU ice cream Feb. 2 at Cultural Heritage Center

Visitors can create their own 3-D Valentine ornaments and enjoy some South Dakota State University ice cream on Museum Activity Day at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Sunday, Feb 2.

The event runs from 1-4 p.m. CST and all supplies and instructions are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is free admission to the museum that day as well.

Visitors can enjoy the exhibits “Silent Silos: South Dakota’s Missile Field” and “‘The Right Is Ours’: Women Win the Vote.” “Silent Silos” traces the development of the Cold War-era missile field in South Dakota. “‘The Right is Ours’” provides an overview of the suffrage movement to give women the right to vote in South Dakota and the United States. Both exhibits include photos, text, and hands-on activities.

“Museum Activity Day in February is always fun,” said Jay Smith, museum director. “It provides a great excuse to get out of the house and enjoy some easy hands-on activities – and some SDSU ice cream! It is one of our biggest events of the year, but we will have plenty of staff and volunteers to assist our young attendees.” 

The museum is open from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Saturday, and 1-4:30 p.m. CST 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.