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2020 Old Courthouse Museum Summer Concert Series

Aug
28
Fri
Noon Concert: JAS Quintet @ Old Courthouse Museum
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Jas Quintet

 

JAS Quintet
Jazz
www.jasquintet.com

 

JAS Quintet is one of South Dakota’s premier jazz ensembles. Formed in 2012 and based in Sioux Falls the ensemble continues to perform concert and festival dates throughout the region. JAS features the classic jazz quintet instrumentation of trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass and drums. Their repertoire is a diverse mix of old and new, featuring many original arrangements by members of the band. Concerts include favorites from Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and contemporary artists. You are sure to hear many familiar tunes during a JAS concert along with a few new jazz classics. The members of the JAS Quintet are recognized as some of the finest jazz musicians and educators in the region. Touring extensively throughout South Dakota, JAS Quintet has established a reputation as one of the top jazz ensembles in the region.

JAS Quintet features Jimmy Speirs (trumpet), Joel Shotwell (saxophone), Jeff Paul (piano), Andrew Reinartz (bass), and Daniel Heier (drums).

 

Sep
3
Thu
Siouxland Heritage Museums Board
Sep 3 @ 11:30 am
Sioux Valley Genealogical Society
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm
Sep
5
Sat
Tickets on Sale for SHM Alliance Members for Woodlawn by Lantern Tours $10 at the Old Courthouse Museum.
Sep 5 all-day

Voices from the Past: Woodlawn

See Woodlawn Cemetery as you have never seen it before on a lantern light tour into Sioux Falls’ history! During your tour you will meet some of the most interesting characters of Sioux Falls’ past as local actors bring their colorful stories to life. Learn about a prominent banking family, a former soldier, members of the printing industry, and an escape from the penitentiary!

The tour will take place on the paved paths inside Woodlawn Cemetery, last about 50-60 minutes, and cover between half and three-quarters of a mile. The tour will go forward in nearly any weather, so please plan to dress appropriately for late October at night.

The tours will take place on October 22nd, 23rd and 24th, with starting times at 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, and 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, and an additional 8:10 p.m. tour on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 and will go on sale at the Old Courthouse Museum on Sept. 5th for Museums Alliance members and Sept. 12th for the general public. A limited number of tickets will be available for each tour. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Call (605) 367-4210 to purchase your tickets.

 

Sep
7
Mon
Museums Closed for Labor Day
Sep 7 all-day
Sep
10
Thu
Siouxland Heritage Museums Alliance Board
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm
Sep
12
Sat
Public tickets on sale for Woodlawn by Lantern Tours $10 at the Old Courthouse Museum.
Sep 12 all-day

Voices from the Past: WoodlawnSee Woodlawn Cemetery as you have never seen it before on a lantern light tour into Sioux Falls’ history! During your tour you will meet some of the most interesting characters of Sioux Falls’ past as local actors bring their colorful stories to life. Learn about a prominent banking family, a former soldier, members of the printing industry, and an escape from the penitentiary!

The tour will take place on the paved paths inside Woodlawn Cemetery, last about 50-60 minutes, and cover between half and three-quarters of a mile. The tour will go forward in nearly any weather, so please plan to dress appropriately for late October at night.

The tours will take place on October 22nd, 23rd and 24th, with starting times at 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, and 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, and an additional 8:10 p.m. tour on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 and will go on sale at the Old Courthouse Museum on Sept. 5th for Museums Alliance members and Sept. 12th for the general public. A limited number of tickets will be available for each tour. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Call (605) 367-4210 to purchase your tickets.

Sep
15
Tue
Rosemaling Demonstration @ Old Courthouse Museum
Sep 15 @ 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 September 15th and October 20th from 1-4 p.m. Stop in any time during the demonstration to observe or ask questions.

Throughout the upper-Midwest, Norwegian immigrants brought this style of painting with them as a decoration on trunks and household items. The colors are bold, designs elaborate, and items became true works of art.

 

Sep
17
Thu
Kids Activity Day: Fall Leaves!
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

 

Kids Activity DayKids Activity Day

Fall Leaves!

Design an autumn leaf windsock.

Learn about history and make your own crafts to take home! Call to register in advance. Kids Activity Day is free. Children will be given the opportunity to make a craft while learning about history.  The morning session is from 9 to 11 a.m., and creative learning programs run every 15 minutes throughout the sessions.

Kid’s Activity Day is a make and take craft program offered year around on the third Thursday of every month at the Old Courthouse Museum.  Children 3-12 are invited to participate.  Please register by calling (605) 367-4210 or email museum@minnehahacounty.org

 

Sep
22
Tue
Join Us on Facebook Live for Exhibit Talks! Native American Tool Design
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm

Siouxland Heritage Museums Exhibit Talks: Native American Tool DesignJoin members of the museum staff on Facebook Live this fall for Exhibit Talks on your favorite gallery topics! The series will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22nd in the latest exhibit, Native American Tool Design. The live interactive sessions will include staff research discovered in putting together the exhibits, a virtual tour of the exhibit, and an opportunity to ask questions.