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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE DPM?
(Month of AUGUST, 2022)

Gallery & Gift Shop Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays & Major Holidays
(Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm)


HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

Holiday Schedule Continues HERE


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COMING SOON...

Harvest Stroll at the Dacotah Prairie Museum, Sat. Sept. 24, 11-3
Dacotah Prairie Museum's Annual Harvest Stroll... Take a stroll downtown and experience the best of South Dakota’s fall activities in the autumn sunshine. Booths set up outside the museum building, fun seasonal make-n-take crafts, decorate a pumpkin, turkey shoot games with an historic twist, scenic photo ops, raffle and hot cider with a cookie. Music provided by Eliza Blue, folk musician from Perkins County, SD. Fiddlers Dan Sheldon and Judith Oliver will also be playing old time music. Special guest, the Scarecrow, ready to take a picture with you. Welcome to fall in Brown County! An event for all ages. In case of inclement weather, event moves inside museum building. Free admission. 


And be sure to stop by on Sat. Sept. 10, 11am-4pm for

GRANDPARENTS DAY!


NOW OPEN!

“Snoopy and the Red Baron” from the Charles M. Schulz Museum, June 18-Sept. 10, 2022

Lamont Gallery, Education Room & Prairie Landing Gallery (Photo op in Reception Lobby)

This traveling exhibit from Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, CA features the theme “Snoopy and the Red Baron” as it appeared in comic strips drawn by Charles Schulz, internationally known artist and author of the series, “Peanuts”.

Though he lived in California late in life, Schulz was a son of the Midwest, born in Minneapolis, MN in 1922. His comic strip series “Peanuts” (first called “Li’l Folks”) appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press and grew to popularity as a regular feature in newspapers around the world until shortly before the artist’s death in 2000. His work also appeared in books, movies, and other commercial products, attracting generations of fans.

This exhibit gives context for Snoopy and the Red Baron, which is set in WWI times. It tells about Schulz’s inspiration and research on the topic; and it features 38 high resolution reproductions of original Peanuts strips, printed to original size for visual appreciation of fine details like original artist pencil lines, corrections, and written notations.

Photos, artifacts, and supporting pieces fill out the exhibit shown in three spaces in the museum, along with a photo opportunity by Snoopy’s Doghouse in the reception lobby.

Some local “Peanuts themed” artifacts are shown in Prairie Landing Gallery and hands on activities are featured in the Education Room.


WWI: Lessons & Legacies, a Smithsonian Poster Exhibit
Dacotah Gallery

"World War I: Lessons and Legacies is organized by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Museum of American History, in cooperation with the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission. It is funded in part by the Smithsonian Women's Committee."

This eight-poster exhibit, brought to the DPM courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service tells of the lessons and legacies of World War I and how they continue to affect the U.S. today. The first world war, sparked by the assassination of one man, eventually included the forces of over 18 countries and resulted in the deaths of millions. Encompassed within the time period and military events of WWI were several historical developments that are explored within this exhibit: technological and medical advances; wartime contributions by women and minorities which raised awareness of rights issues in society; and changes in American economy, culture, and its role in the world.

This exhibit was chosen to be displayed in Summer 2022 as a thematic compliment to the “Snoopy and the Red Baron” traveling exhibit, a storytelling series which draws on historical World War I elements. Included in the display are WWI artifacts from the DPM collection. A subtle visual connection to the Snoopy and Red Baron story, dark figures of trees on the walls are suggestive of the scene of WWI era French countryside in which “Pilot” Snoopy crash lands following a dog fight with the Red Baron.


“Dacotah Prairie Museum: 50 Years & Growing…” 50th anniversary display now on exhibit. A commissioned model of the DPM building was handcrafted by Randy Pfutzenreuter and is on display. Exhibition cabinets will address the different areas of museum activities; collections, education and exhibits along with telling the stories of our museum beginning and history.  Life size standees of founders “speak” to tell their stories. On display are rare artifacts such as the Harvey Dunn painting “Leave the Past Behind”, a watercolor print by Oscar Howe “Ghost Dancer”, Native American artifacts, and other significant Brown County history items. This exhibit is an interesting, informative, and fun experience for everyone! Thanks to 3M for their 2020 grant monies for this project.


 


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS.

 

Want to help support the Dacotah Prairie Museum?

Your donation contributes to conservation and preservation of artifacts, traveling exhibits, new technology, and numerous educational programs.

Thank you for your support!

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Click here for the www.dacotahprairiemuseumfoundation.com donation page.

 


Come see us, Buster has missed you!


 

 


 

MUSEUM STORE & GALLERY HOURS:
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Major Holidays)

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Patricia Kendall - Director

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(Dacotah Prairie Museum Foundation
is an
exempt organization as described
in
Section 501(c) (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code.
EIN: 46-0389362)


HOLIDAY SCHEDULE CONTINUED:

LABOR DAY, Sept. 5 - CLOSED
(Special Sat. Sept. 3 hours: 1-4pm)
NATIVE AMERICAN DAY, Oct. 10 - CLOSED
(Special Sat. Oct. 8 hours: 1-4pm)
VETERAN'S DAY, Nov. 11 - CLOSED
(Special Sat. Nov. 12 hours: 1-4pm)
THANKSGIVING DAY, Nov. 24 - CLOSED
BLACK FRIDAY, Fri. 25 - 12-4pm
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, Sat. - 12-4pm
CHRISTMAS EVE, Sat. Dec. 24 - CLOSED
NEW YEARS EVE, Sat. Dec. 31 - CLOSED
(Museum closed Sundays, Mondays & Major Holidays)

 

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2022 Tax Exempt Certificate - Brown County, SD

 

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Dacotah Prairie Museum * 21 S Main St * Aberdeen, SD 57401 * 605.626.7117 * dacotahprairiemuseum@gmail.com
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