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Old Courthouse Museum Winter Concert Series
The Old Courthouse Museum Winter Concert Series is scheduled to begin on Friday, December 4th! We will not be serving any food or drinks this year, and the room will be set up to accommodate social distancing. We encourage everyone to bring their lunch and enjoy the show!

A Holiday Evening
We will not be hosting A Holiday Evening at the Pettigrew this year, but stop in any time November 28th through the month of December to see the Pettigrew Home decorated for a Victorian Christmas!

Oct
23
Fri
Voices From the Past: Woodlawn by Lantern Tour – ALL TOURS ARE SOLD OUT
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm

Voices from the Past: Woodlawn

ALL TOURS ARE SOLD OUT

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.

Oct
24
Sat
Voices From the Past: Woodlawn by Lantern Tour – ALL TOURS ARE SOLD OUT
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm

Voices from the Past: Woodlawn

ALL TOURS ARE SOLD OUT

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.

Nov
5
Thu
Siouxland Heritage Museums Board
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am
Sioux Valley Genealogical Society
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm

Sioux Valley Genealogical SocietyNovember 5th meeting (virtual)

Nov
8
Sun
Author Suzanne Hovik Fuller Presents: The Girl Who Moved to the Town That Wasn’t There
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm

The Girl Who Moved to the Town That Wasn't There

Author Suzanne Hovik Fuller will present the Siouxland Heritage Museums new book publication, The Girl Who Moved to the Town That Wasn’t There, on Sunday, November 8th at 2 p.m. in the courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum. The book is a fictional story, seen from 10-year-old Virgie’s perspec­tive, as the Vandenberg family settles into the budding town of Egan in Dakota Territory in 1880-1881. Woven together with some factual pieces of the author’s family history and Egan’s true settlement story, the book is a read that all ages are sure to enjoy!

Admission is free and seating will be arranged to accommodate social distancing at the program. Books will be available to purchase in the Museum Store following the program.

Nov
11
Wed
Museums Closed for Veteran’s Day
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
12
Thu
Siouxland Heritage Museums Alliance Board
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm
Nov
17
Tue
Rosemaling Demonstration @ Old Courthouse Museum
Nov 17 @ 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. 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.

November 17th 1-4 p.m.

December 15th 1-4 p.m.

 

Join Us on Facebook Live for Exhibit Talks! Collectors of the Pettigrew Museum: Artifacts from Around the World
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm

Exhibit Talks Logo Collectors

Join members of the museum staff on Facebook Live for Exhibit Talks on your favorite gallery topics! The series will return at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17th in the new Pettigrew exhibit, Collectors of the Pettigrew Museum: Artifacts from Around the World. 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.

Nov
19
Thu
Kids Activity Day: Gobble, Gobble!
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

 

Kids Activity DayKids Activity Day

Gobble, Gobble!

It’s turkey time!

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