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2020 WORKSHOP REGISTRATIONS: (click the workshop title)

Museum College Adult Workshops
Mondays in March Children Art Workshops

Art Camp
History Camp 
Victorian Girls Day Camp

Camp registration forms also found at Dacotah Prairie Museum front desk at 21 S. Main St.
No spot will be reserved without registration form and fee. First come, first registered.

 


"Museum College" Adult Workshops

Learn the art of artifact preservation. Four workshops offered to teach laypeople how to preserve family heirlooms. Space is limited, first come - first registered. These workshops are free of charge thanks to a grant from 3M Corporation.

Saturday Dates TBD
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm 
Register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Location: Dacotah Prairie Museum, Gates Conference Room
Questions? Call DPM (626-7117)
(Max. Enrollment: 18)

GRANDMA'S QUILT - how to prepare, wrap, and store heritage quilts (can also be clothing).

FAMILY DOCUMENTS - how to encapsulate documents for preservation.

ARTWORK CARE & CLEANING - how to clean and store/display artwork to minimize environmental (air, dust & humidity) damage.

PHOTOGRAPHY STORAGE - how to store, display and catalog family photos.


"Mondays in March" Children's Workshops

Each March the Museum hosts a series of school-age art workshops in conjunction with the seasonal children's exhibits. This year's traveling children's exhibit is "TreeHouses" from the Sciencenter of Ithaca, NY.  Learn all about tree habitat, animals and insects that live in trees, and how trees and humans work together. Feb. - Apr. 2020
Space is limited. This is a free workshop for children ages 6 to 13.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm 
Register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Location: Dacotah Prairie Museum, Gates Conference Room
Questions? Call DPM (626-7117)
(Max. Enrollment: 18)

Ages: 8-14

MARCH 2ND - Theme TBD

MARCH 9TH - Theme TBD

MARCH 16TH - Theme TBD

MARCH 23TH - Theme TBD

MARCH 30TH - Theme TBD

 


NEW! VICTORIAN GIRLS DAY CAMP

 

It’s 1885 and you’ve just arrived in Dakota Territory with your pioneer family. It  may be wide open spaces and rugged terrain but you still need to be a proper Victorian young lady.  Learn all the ways young girls were taught in the Victorian era! Experience tea parties, indoor and outdoor period games, tour a Victorian parlor, learn to write your name with vintage script, have a fun drawing lesion and a piano lesson just like a real Victorian girl.

See what it was like to be a Victorian girl!

Time: 9 am – 3 pm  Fee: $25
Register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER/PAY ONLINE
Location: Dacotah Prairie Museum, meet in Museum lobby.
Questions? Call DPM (626-7117)
(Max. Enrollment: 25)

Ages: 8-14
SESSION I: Monday, July 20

SESSION II: Monday, July 27


HISTORY CAMP

 

How did the Pioneers live? Experience pioneer life with old-time chores,
cooking over a campfire, old-fashioned games & more!

 

Time: 9 am – 3 pm  Fee: $15
Register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER/PAY ONLINE
Location: Centennial Village, meet in Saloon
Questions? Call DPM (626-7117)
(Max. Daily Enrollment: 20)

Dates & Ages:

History Camp - (For first-time campers.)

July 8 (Wednesday)    Ages 7-9
July 9 (Thursday)        Ages 9-11 
July 10 (Friday)           Ages 11-13

Senior History Camp - (Varied activities for returning campers)

July 15 (Wednesday)  Ages 7-9 
July 16 (Thursday)      Ages 9-11
July 17 (Friday)           Ages 11-13


ART CAMP

 

Inspiration awaits! Take a field trip to the Richmond Youth Camp to be an artist for the day. New theme daily. Two sessions available for many options! Register for one day or more.
Busing provided for up to 14 students. Bring a sack lunch.

Time: 9 am – 1 pm  Fee: $15
Ages: 8-13 years
Register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER/PAY ONLINE
Location: Richmond Lake Youth Camp (37925 Youth Camp Rd, Aberdeen, SD 57401)
                 Bussing available - limited seats, register ahead, meet in Museum lobby.
Questions? Call DPM (626-7117)
(Max. Daily Enrollment: 15)

SESSION I:

June 8 (Monday) -
June 9 (Tuesday) -
June 10 (Wednesday) -
June 11 (Thursday) -

SESSION II:

June 15 (Monday) -
June 16 (Tuesday) -
June 17 (Wednesday) -
June 18 (Thursday) -