Still time to schedule end-of-year field trips to Cultural Heritage Center
Teachers of all grades are encouraged to bring their students to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre to experience South Dakota history.
The South Dakota Experience galleries tell the story of the state from American Indian life before the arrival of Europeans in the 1700s through the end of the 20th Century. Students can walk through a tipi, “ride” a train and “milk” a cow, among other activities.
The Hogen Gallery features changing exhibits. Currently, this gallery features “Play Ball! The National Pastime in South Dakota,” an exhibit covering the history of baseball in the state.
Museum hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT, Monday-Friday. There is no cost for tours, which can either be guided or self-guided. For more information, visit www.history.sd.gov/museum. To schedule a tour, email Jeff Mammenga, South Dakota State Historical Society, or call (605) 773-6000.