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State Historical Society launching podcast

The South Dakota State Historical Society is launching a new podcast, History 605, hosted by State Historian and Society Director Dr. Ben Jones. 

“Through conversations with historians, museum curators, tribal historic preservationists, and other experts, I look forward to telling the story of South Dakota and the region through the people, places, and events that have shaped us,” Jones said.  

The first two episodes of History 605 will be released on Friday, July 2. Subsequent episodes will be released every other Monday. History 605 can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, South Dakota Public Broadcasting and South Dakota Historical Society Press blogs. Links to the podcast will also be on Twitter @History605 and

The Apple link is The Spotify link is

History 605 is sponsored by the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation, the society’s nonprofit fundraising partner at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, in partnership with South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

For more information, contact the State Historical Society at 605-773-3458. For information on membership in the State Historical Society, call 605-773-6000 or email

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 since 2013, 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 information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call 605-394-1936 for more information.

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