Calendar

Mar
19
Tue
Rosemaling Demonstration @ Old Courthouse Museum
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rosemaling

 

Rosemaling Demonstrations at the Old Courthouse Museum

Learn the Norwegian art of Rosemaling (or decorative painting) by watching Eileen Halverson demonstrate at the Old Courthouse Museum on March 19th and April 16th from 1-4 p.m. Stop in any time during the demonstration to observe or ask questions.

 

Mar
21
Thu
Kids Activity Day: One Fish, Two Fish!
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Kids Activity DayKids Activity Day
One Fish, Two Fish!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with us!

Learn about history and make your own craft to take home! Call to register in advance.
Kids Activity Day is Free!
(605) 367-4210 Ext. 0 or email museum@minnehahacounty.org

 

Kids Activity Day: One Fish, Two Fish!
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Kids Activity DayKids Activity Day
One Fish, Two Fish!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with us!

Learn about history and make your own craft to take home! Call to register in advance.
Kids Activity Day is Free!
(605) 367-4210 Ext. 0 or email museum@minnehahacounty.org

 

Minnehaha County Historical Society
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
24
Sun
Starlab
Mar 24 @ 2:30 pm

StarlabStarlab Inflatable Planetarium

Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! $2 per person.
Ages 5 and up only.
Groups of 8 or more, please register by calling (605) 367-4210 or email museum@minnehahacounty.org.

Mar
28
Thu
Ceili Dance
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm

CeiliCeili (pronounced KAY-lee is an Irish social dance. The dances will be taught to live music and the moves called out. Beginners are welcome.

Apr
4
Thu
Siouxland Heritage Museums Board
Apr 4 @ 11:30 am
Sioux Valley Genealogical Society
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
5
Fri
Sioux Falls Municipal Band Exhibit Opening Reception & Performance @ Old Courthouse Museum
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sioux Falls Municipal BandIn the late 19th and early 20th century, thousands of bands were formed across the United States to play for theaters, entertainment, civic pride, and competition. These bands were popular in their communities, because they did not have to compete against radio or recordings. Sioux Falls had a number of bands like these, but an earnest effort to form a municipal band in Sioux Falls began in 1919. The city election was held on April 15, 1919, and the proposition to form a band passed 2,452 to 2,282. For the past 100 years, the Sioux Falls Municipal Band has played at local events, parades, retirement communities, and of course the Sioux Falls Parks. Learn about the band, directors, players, and more at our latest exhibit. Come to the Old Courthouse Museum for the opening and a performance by members of the Municipal Band on Friday April 5th, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. to celebrate 100 years of music for the people.

Apr
7
Sun
Ranelle Knight-Lueth presents Harvey Dunn and the World War I Combat Artists @ Old Courthouse Museum
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm

Harvey DunnIn early 1918, eight artists—one of whom was South Dakota’s own Harvey Dunn—were selected as the U.S. government’s first official combat artists. These eight men were tasked with depicting scenes from the front lines in France. Their images were to serve as historical records and as propaganda, but the story of what happened to their artwork proves more complex, ultimately revealing how the government believed that art could be a powerful weapon during the Great War.

South Dakota native Ranelle Knight-Lueth, an Assistant Professor of Art History and the Director of Galleries and Collections at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will present Harvey Dunn and the World War I Combat Artists at the Old Courthouse Museum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7th. Admission is free.