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Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series 2019

May
27
Mon
Museums Closed for Memorial Day
May 27 all-day
May
29
Wed
Victorian Tea Party @ Pettigrew Home & Museum
May 29 @ 2:00 pm

Victorian Tea

The Pettigrew Home and Museum will host a Victorian Tea Party on Wednesday, May 29th at 2 p.m.  In this free adult program, follow the history of tea while enjoying tea and snacks in the Victorian atmosphere of the Pettigrew Home.  Space is limited, call (605) 367-7097 to register.

May
30
Thu
Starlab
May 30 @ 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. Starlab is a portable planetarium which allows indoor simulation of stars and constellations in the night sky and is for both children over 5 and adults.  Children attending should be comfortable in the dark. Please register groups of 8 or more by calling 367-4210 or email museum@minnehahacounty.org. Starlab begins promptly at the beginning of the hour, please arrive 10-15 before the hour to purchase tickets. Special group sessions are available at other times.  Please call for additional information.

Starlab
May 30 @ 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. Starlab is a portable planetarium which allows indoor simulation of stars and constellations in the night sky and is for both children over 5 and adults.  Children attending should be comfortable in the dark. Please register groups of 8 or more by calling 367-4210 or email museum@minnehahacounty.org. Starlab begins promptly at the beginning of the hour, please arrive 10-15 before the hour to purchase tickets. Special group sessions are available at other times.  Please call for additional information.

Starlab
May 30 @ 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. Starlab is a portable planetarium which allows indoor simulation of stars and constellations in the night sky and is for both children over 5 and adults.  Children attending should be comfortable in the dark. Please register groups of 8 or more by calling 367-4210 or email museum@minnehahacounty.org. Starlab begins promptly at the beginning of the hour, please arrive 10-15 before the hour to purchase tickets. Special group sessions are available at other times.  Please call for additional information.

History Happy Hour: Abandoned South Dakota @ Old Courthouse Museum
May 30 @ 6:30 pm

Enjoy an evening discussing topics that relate to the history of Sioux Falls with beverages, snacks, and fun conversation with fellow history enthusiasts at History Happy Hour at the Pettigrew Museum! 

Abandoned: South Dakota photography started from a place in the middle of nostalgia, curiosity and restlessness. Photographer Abby Bischoff’s family was building a house on their family farm. Her parents lived in the old house while the new one was under construction.  As she traveled from the farm to her home two hours away, she began taking an extra hard look at the abandoned homes dotting the South Dakota landscape, and she wanted to tell the story of these homes. While many people see abandonment, loneliness, or loss in the photos, Abby thinks the inverse is also true. There’s something so hopeful and strong about a house that’s still standing after years of exposure and no upkeep. They seem to serve as a monument to the people that built them. They say, “Even though I’ve been left behind, I won’t fall. We’re still here.”

History Happy Hour will be held in the Pettigrew Museum from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Space is limited, $10 tickets are available at the Old Courthouse Museum. Call (605)367-7097 for information. 21 and over.

 

Jun
4
Tue
Pioneer Day Camp
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Pioneer DaysPioneer Day Camp Returns in June

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

Pioneer Day Camp is a full day of fun at Beaver Creek Nature Area, east of Sioux Falls, with activities that include fishing, games, candle dipping, making ice cream, and much more!    The camp is for kids 7 to 12 years old; $30 fee includes registration, meal, and a snack.  Space is limited, call 605-367-4210 to register!

 

June 4, 11, 18, 25 

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer Camp Registration

 

Jun
6
Thu
Siouxland Heritage Museums Board
Jun 6 @ 11:30 am
Starlab
Jun 6 @ 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. Starlab is a portable planetarium which allows indoor simulation of stars and constellations in the night sky and is for both children over 5 and adults.  Children attending should be comfortable in the dark. Please register groups of 8 or more by calling 367-4210 or email museum@minnehahacounty.org. Starlab begins promptly at the beginning of the hour, please arrive 10-15 before the hour to purchase tickets. Special group sessions are available at other times.  Please call for additional information.

Starlab
Jun 6 @ 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. Starlab is a portable planetarium which allows indoor simulation of stars and constellations in the night sky and is for both children over 5 and adults.  Children attending should be comfortable in the dark. Please register groups of 8 or more by calling 367-4210 or email museum@minnehahacounty.org. Starlab begins promptly at the beginning of the hour, please arrive 10-15 before the hour to purchase tickets. Special group sessions are available at other times.  Please call for additional information.