FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 28, 2022
CONTACT: Jeff Mammenga, Media Coordinator, 605-773-6000, Jeff.Mammenga@state.sd.us
Facebook Live event from State Historical Society Museum coming Feb. 11
PIERRE, S.D. — Join South Dakota State Historical Society Museum Curator of Collections Katy Schmidt for a virtual walk-through of the Cultural Heritage Center exhibit “South Dakota’s Wardrobe: Selected Pieces from the Collection” on Friday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. CST (10 a.m. MST).
Schmidt will take viewers on a personal guided tour of the exhibit, highlighting some of the unique pieces on display and sharing insights these pieces can give us into history.
“Clothing gives us a unique look into the past,” said Schmidt. “It helps us to connect to the stories of the past on a personal level.”
The public can watch and ask questions during the live event on the Cultural Heritage Center’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MuseumSD. For more information, email Schmidt at Katy.Schmidt@state.sd.us.
“South Dakota’s Wardrobe” is currently on display at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre through April 14, 2022.
The museum is open for visitors. Signage encourages visitors to maintain 6-foot social distancing, and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the galleries. Hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CST (8-3:30 p.m. MST) Monday-Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. CST (12-3:30 p.m. MST) Sundays. Admission is free for all South Dakota adults and children. For information about membership in the State Historical Society, email Jeff.Mammenga@state.sd.us.
About the South Dakota State Historical Society
The South Dakota State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Education. The State Historical Society, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution since 2013, is headquartered at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The center houses the society’s world-class museum, the archives, and the historic preservation, publishing, and administrative/development offices. Call 605-773-3458 or visit www.history.sd.gov for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call 605-394-1936 for more information.