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SUMMER 2018 CONCERT SERIES (PDF)

May
28
Mon
Museums Closed for Memorial Day Holidy
May 28 all-day
May
30
Wed
Victorian Tea Party @ Pettigrew Home & Museum
May 30 @ 2:00 pm

Victorian Tea
Learn the history of tea at the Victorian Tea Party at the Pettigrew Museum on May 30th. Space is limited for this free adult program: call 367-7097 to register in advance!

May
31
Thu
Starlab
May 31 @ 1:00 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.

Starlab
May 31 @ 2:00 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.

Starlab
May 31 @ 3:00 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.

Research Your Historic House
May 31 @ 6:00 pm

Would you like to learn more about your historic house? If so, we can help you find the resources to learn more about all of the things you have always wondered, like when your home was built, who owned it in the past, if old photos exist, and if any additions or changes were made to the home or yard. The program will be held at the Old Courthouse Museum on Thursday, May 31st at 6 p.m. Admission is free; call 367-4210 to register.

Jun
1
Fri
Noon Concert: Jack & Kitty @ Old Courthouse Museum
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Jack & Kitty

 

Jack & Kitty
Organic Vaudeville and Jug Band Folk
www.jackandkittymusic.com

 

Jack and Kitty are high school sweethearts that play “Organic Vaudeville and Jug Band Folk” music. Kitty is the niece of reggae legend Bunny Wailer (of Bob Marley and the Wailers) and Jack’s babysitter was ukulele oddball Tiny Tim. The Emmy Award winning vaudevillian songsters love to perform concerts nationwide, playing a wide variety of folk instruments including: guitar, ukulele, washboard, jug, kazoo, harmonica, whizbang, rumba box and much more.

Jun
3
Sun
Rusty Hartke Presents: Reshaping the Dairy Industry
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm

Gorter's Clay & Dairy Equipment of Minnesota, IncAs the prairies became farmland, almost every homesteader brought their milk cow along with them. By 1950, there were 379,000 dairy cows in South Dakota. Back then, you could probably bet that your milk came from a local herd, as almost every farm in the county milked a number of cows.  In modern times, although the number of dairy cows continues to fluctuate from year to year, overall production numbers continue to rise.

Using neighboring Pipestone County, MN, as an example, Rusty Hartke will talk about the changes in the dairy industry, from bucket milkers to large automated systems.  Rusty is owner of Gorter’s Clay & Dairy Equipment of Minnesota, Inc. The company has been in business since 1967 serving the agricultural industry in western Minnesota, eastern South Dakota and northwestern Iowa. Rusty Hartke    

Rusty Hartke will present Reshaping the Dairy Industry at the Old Courthouse Museum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3rd. Stop in and learn about the changing face of the dairy industry in the past 75 years. Admission is free.

Jun
5
Tue
Pioneer Day Camp
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Pioneer DaysPioneer Day Camp Returns in June

Who knew homesteading could be this fun?  The Siouxland Heritage Museums and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks are hosting their annual Pioneer Day Camp on Tuesdays in June.  Kids can experience life as a frontier child in Dakota Territory. Its outdoor, educational, and an all-around great time!

Pioneer Day Camp is a full day of fun at Beaver Creek Nature Area with outdoor activities that include fishing, games, candle dipping, making ice cream, and much more!    The camp is for kids 7 to 12 years old, $25 includes registration, meal, and a snack.  Space is limited so call 605-367-4210 to register!

Summer Camp Registration

 

Jun
7
Thu
Starlab
Jun 7 @ 1:00 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.