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State Historical Society seeks award and Board of Trustees nominations

The South Dakota State Historical Society is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Awards for History and the society’s Board of Trustees.

The Governor’s Awards for History are given to individual professionals or volunteers, organizations, and history teachers at the elementary or secondary levels who have exhibited meritorious work in the field of history in South Dakota. Nomination forms can be found on the State Historical Society’s website at They can also be obtained by contacting Kevin Larsen, awards coordinator, at or by calling 605-773-6000. Nomination forms are due by Feb. 21. Once history teachers are nominated, they need to complete and return an application by March 17.

Nomination forms for the Board of Trustees election can be found online at Two board positions are open: a member-at-large and an archeologist. Members of the board must be members of the State Historical Society. These nomination forms are due by Feb. 25.

Award and election winners will be announced during the society’s annual history conference April 21-22 in Pierre. Register for the conference online at

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.