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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE DPM?
(Month of May, 2020)


05/18/2020

Attention all elementary students! (and parents/guardians)

WOW - Art Kits are wildly popular but our supplies are limited. You may find those "sold" out. Not to worry, History Packets are available!

The DPM will be offering HISTORY PACKETS & ART KITS for elementary-aged students on Mondays in June & July.

HISTORY ACTIVITY PACKETS: Word finds, coloring pages, quizzes, scrabbles, fun history facts, road trip ideas and scavenger hunts. Something different every week!
ART PROJECT KITS: Instruction sheet, supplies (some supplies needed from home) and examples on how you can create your own artwork. A different project every week!

PLEASE register so we know how many packets we need to create each week. You can request for some of the weeks or all of the weeks. Packets can be picked up Mondays, 8-11am at the 1st Ave Museum entryway. See registration site for more information. Enjoy!
Call the DPM with any questions at 605.626.7117.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dpm-history-packets-art-project-kits-weekly...

 

05/04/2020

"Are you open?" Not yet!
Please check back here, on our Facebook page, and Twitter page for updates on our reopening plans.

We are taking it one day at a time and it will take time for us to create a safe environment for patrons, staff and volunteers.
In the meantime, watch for our social media posts and videos to keep in touch; also, our gift shop is available for contactless-delivery or curbside pick-up!
Take care and stay tuned...

 

 

 

SUMMER CAMPS UPDATE:
The Parks & Rec brochure came out in the weekend paper on Saturday, April 11. Truth is, all of the Museum's summer programming is up in the air. We talk about it frequently as the pandemic begins to affect South Dakota and Brown County. We are taking it day-by-day, week-by-week and hope to come to a decision on a revised camp schedule in the near future (or whenever it's safe and feasible to do so).
Updates on camps will be posted here, Twitter and Facebook. 
Hang in there and we'll do the same!

 

 

CONNECT WITH US:

Hello Fellow #TogetherAtHome (or for us #MuseumAtHome)!

While you are whittling away the hours social distancing and washing hands, please give a us a look-see:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dacotahprairiemuseum/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DacotahPrairie

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgyUH90CSfici9GZbw2AWbA

Or right here as we post updates.

We want to stay in touch and make the days a little lighter and a bit brighter until we can all be together again.

Have a question for us? Call us at 605.626.7117 or email us at dacotahprairiemuseum@gmail.com

Hang in there, stay well and take care!
The DPM Staff


 

NOW OPEN at THE DACOTAH PRAIRIE MUSEUM:

         

LAMONT GALLERY & HELEN BERGH EDUCATION ROOM
OPENING FEB. 8, 2020!

2020 Traveling Exhibit: “TreeHouses: Look Who's Living in Trees”

A traveling exhibit from the Sciencenter of Ithaca, NY, featuring the world of trees!

Hang out…in two accessible indoor treehouses! Look for signs of animals that call trees home. Stomp on the Forest Sound Dance Floor to make woodpecker tapping sounds and turkey gobbles! Turn a tree into a house—and back again—using a Spin Browser. Stereo viewers show astonishing 3D photos of the smaller side of life hidden in trees. Be a responsible forester—learn about sustainable logging. Design and build a model treehouse. Be an animal tracker as you hunt for signs left by bear, raccoon and skunk!
Two accessible indoor TREE HOUSES! Children will learn about the animals that call trees home and spend time with many activity stations. Adults will enjoy the many details incorporated into the structures that will entertain and educate.
Feb. 8, 2020 through May 8, 2020.

  

LAMONT GALLERY ANNEX HALLWAY
Now Open!

"Re-Writing History" Creative Writing Project by
Frederick Area 6th Graders

This creative writing exhibit shows off the literary talents of Frederick Area School's 6th grade class. Students were give a random vintage photo of unknown origin and asked to imagine the story behind the image. Come see what creative stories these students produced along with the image and the student's photo.


UPCOMING EXHIBITS/EVENTS 2020:

September 19, 2020

LIVING HISTORY FALL FESTIVAL

At Centennial Village, Brown County Fair Grounds. 

 

 


 

MUSEUM STORE & GALLERY HOURS:
Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1 - 4pm
(Closed Mondays & Major Holidays)

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 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)


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