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605.626.7117 (Hours click here)
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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE DPM?
(Month of JUNE, 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:
JUNETEENTH, Jun. 20 - CLOSED
Holiday Schedule Continues HERE


Now hiring an office assistant, part-time, for the Dacotah Prairie Museum. Applications through the Brown County Human Resources department, click HERE.


Sign up here for all DPM Summer Camps!  
Art and History Camp registrations are now open.
SIGN UP HERE!


Click HERE to see our uploaded history resources for researchers.
Free to download and use.


It’s History Alive! at Centennial Village, Sat. June 11, 11am-3pm

Step back in time! With historical reenactors from Brown County’s past.

Fun family activities, an entertaining program (12pm, 1pm & 2pm), guided tours through the village buildings, and concessions onsite! 
Brought to you by the staff and volunteers of the Dacotah Prairie Museum.

 This history festival is a live-action telling of the stories of early immigrants, indigenous peoples, and other Dakota Territory inhabitants. Walk the village boardwalk to interact with live-action characters from Brown County’s past and immerse yourself in history. Family activities (for all ages) include pioneer and Native American games, butter making demonstration, tin punching and candle dipping. Special guests: Game, Fish & Parks Naturalist Becky Stanek demonstrating fire-making and a fur display, the Dakota Daughters Chautauqua speakers Joyce Jefferson and Geraldine Goes in Center, and the Prairie Fiber Arts Guild.
Get ready for a memorable visit from Andrew Melgaard, a Norwegian immigrant, and enjoy his storytelling about the great “Dakota Boom” of the 1880-1900s; portrayed by local theatrical performer Courtney Rott.
Lunch and refreshment concessions available onsite. All taking place at the historic Centennial Village at the Brown County Fairgrounds.
Sponsored by the Dacotah Prairie Museum Foundation. Free Admission!

COMING SOON!


Now Open:

Historic Homes of Brown County
Featuring five stately homes.
Prairie Landing Gallery

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

Oh, Baby!
Pop-up exhibit on 1st floor elevator lobby

Now Showing...

 

“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.

OFFSITE “Epidemic!” Harvey Jewett Science Center, NSU, through August 2021.
Visit the campus of Northern State University and the NSU Harvey Jewett Science Center in the Rivett Foyer, to see “Epidemic!” an historical timeline of American epidemics from small pox in the 1840s to polio in the 1940s. Buildings on the campus of Northern State University are open to the public, 8am-5pm; per the South Dakota Board of Regents, masks must be worn inside buildings.


SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSEUM!
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!

DONATE NOW: 

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:

INDEPENDENCE DAY, Jul. 4 - CLOSED
(Special Sat. Jul. 2 hours: 1-4pm)
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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