Calendar

Summer 2021 Concert Series

May
6
Thu
Siouxland Heritage Museums Board
May 6 @ 11:30 am
May
13
Thu
Siouxland Heritage Museums Alliance Board
May 13 @ 5:30 pm
May
14
Fri
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Irene Hall Museum Resource Center @ Irene Hall Museum Resource Center
May 14 @ 10:00 am

Irene Hall Museum Resource Center

Take a look at artifacts in the collection’s storage areas of the new facility as well as the preservation and conservation work areas.  Call to register in advance. Masks are required.

May
18
Tue
Into the Pit: Quarry Tour
May 18 @ 9:30 am

Quarry TourTake a Trip Into the Pit of a Concrete Materials this Summer!

Climb aboard and join the Siouxland Heritage Museums and Concrete Materials for a trip Into the Pit! Into the Pit Quarry Tours will return on May 18, 20, 25, 27, and June 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Minnehaha County has a long history in the quarry industry. From the boom towns of the 1800s to today, quarrying has played a key role for the Sioux Falls area.  Although much has changed, many things remain the same, and quarrying still takes place in Minnehaha County.

All bus tours will depart from the Irene Hall Museum Resource Center at 4300 N. Westport Avenue.  Tours are free and guaranteed to provide payloads of interesting information. Museum staff will share a historical perspective, and Concrete Materials’ staff will discuss the current techniques of a modern quarry. Reservations are required, and tours can fill quickly. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Those wishing to attend must call 367-4210 to register beginning May 3rd. Only four spots are allowed per reservation. Masks are required on the bus.

Rosemaling Demonstration @ Old Courthouse Museum
May 18 @ 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.

 

Tuesday May, 18th 1-4 p.m.

Tuesday June, 15th 1-4 p.m.

 

May
20
Thu
Kids Activity Day: Where the Buffalo Roam
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

 

Kids Activity DayKids Activity Day

Where the Buffalo Roam

Make a fun bison craft.

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 :30 a.m, afternoon 1-2:30 p.m. 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

 

Into the Pit: Quarry Tour
May 20 @ 9:30 am

Quarry TourTake a Trip Into the Pit of a Concrete Materials this Summer!

Climb aboard and join the Siouxland Heritage Museums and Concrete Materials for a trip Into the Pit! Into the Pit Quarry Tours will return on May 18, 20, 25, 27, and June 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Minnehaha County has a long history in the quarry industry. From the boom towns of the 1800s to today, quarrying has played a key role for the Sioux Falls area.  Although much has changed, many things remain the same, and quarrying still takes place in Minnehaha County.

All bus tours will depart from the Irene Hall Museum Resource Center at 4300 N. Westport Avenue.  Tours are free and guaranteed to provide payloads of interesting information. Museum staff will share a historical perspective, and Concrete Materials’ staff will discuss the current techniques of a modern quarry. Reservations are required, and tours can fill quickly. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Those wishing to attend must call 367-4210 to register beginning May 3rd. Only four spots are allowed per reservation. Masks are required on the bus.

Kids Activity Day: Where the Buffalo Roam
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Kids Activity DayKids Activity Day

Where the Buffalo Roam

Make a fun bison craft.

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 :30 a.m, afternoon 1-2:30 p.m. 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

 

May
25
Tue
Into the Pit: Quarry Tour
May 25 @ 9:30 am

Quarry TourTake a Trip Into the Pit of a Concrete Materials this Summer!

Climb aboard and join the Siouxland Heritage Museums and Concrete Materials for a trip Into the Pit! Into the Pit Quarry Tours will return on May 18, 20, 25, 27, and June 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Minnehaha County has a long history in the quarry industry. From the boom towns of the 1800s to today, quarrying has played a key role for the Sioux Falls area.  Although much has changed, many things remain the same, and quarrying still takes place in Minnehaha County.

All bus tours will depart from the Irene Hall Museum Resource Center at 4300 N. Westport Avenue.  Tours are free and guaranteed to provide payloads of interesting information. Museum staff will share a historical perspective, and Concrete Materials’ staff will discuss the current techniques of a modern quarry. Reservations are required, and tours can fill quickly. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Those wishing to attend must call 367-4210 to register beginning May 3rd. Only four spots are allowed per reservation. Masks are required on the bus.

History of Tea Program
May 25 @ 2:00 pm

Victorian TeaThe Old Courthouse Museum will host a History of Tea program on Tuesday, May 25th at 2 p.m. In this free adult program, learn about the history of tea, tea drinking, and all of the accessories that go along with it. We will not serve tea or refreshments at this time. Call the museum at (605) 367-4210 to register. A live virtual link to the program is available upon request.