Skip to main content

Great and Small on view at Cultural Heritage Center

The South Dakota State Historical Society Museum inside the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will open its new exhibit titled “The Great and the Small: Selections from the Collections” on Sunday, Nov. 6. The exhibit runs through Memorial Day weekend in 2023.

There will be an exhibit preview from 2-4 p.m. CST on Nov. 6 with refreshments provided. During the event, visitors can talk with curators about “The Great and the Small” and create their own item to take home.

Historical Society Museum Director David Grabitske says, “Museums--in general and the state, too--collect a vast range of things to represent South Dakota from popcorn wagons to political pins, that come in a wide variety of sizes. Each object has a unique story to tell about the state. Some objects might be familiar, and others might be a surprise.”

Artifacts in “The Great and the Small” will range from the Captain 11 television show set to a tiny cat cookie cutter.

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. For questions or memberships, 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.