Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series 2019

Minnehaha County Historical Society
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm
Rosemaling Demonstration @ Old Courthouse Museum
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm



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 November 20th and December 18th from 1-4 p.m. Stop in any time during the demonstration to observe or ask questions.


Museums Closed for Thanksgiving Day
Nov 22 all-day
Pettigrew Closed
Nov 23 all-day
Noon Concert: The Shamrockers @ Old Courthouse Museum
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm




Connor, Bristow, & Gullickson Acoustic

South Dakota acoustic musicians Mike Connor, Boyd Bristow, and Guy  Gullickson performing classic songs at the Old Courthouse Museum.


Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

ToysWhat was your favorite toy growing up? Was it a stuffed animal, a cherished Barbie doll, or a heroic action figure? Regardless of the toy, that question undoubtedly conjures up childhood memories of past toys. In our newest exhibit Toys, we take a look at all types of toys from the past. Maybe you’ll spot your favorite!

Children have been playing with toys for thousands of years. The earliest known playthings were sticks, balls, and carved figurines of people and animals. They were used to teach children cultural values as well as how to use weapons for hunting and warfare. Cultural and technological shifts over time changed the way people used toys. They became instrumental in childhood development; toys could both educate and entertain children.

Toys will open on Thursday, November 29th, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Come take a look at toys through the ages at the Old Courthouse Museum with museum staff, food, and drinks. Admission is free!

Ceili Dance
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm

CeiliCeili (pronounced KAY-lee is an Irish social dance. The dances will be taught to live music and the moves called out. Beginners are welcome.

Noon Concert: Flower & Flame @ Old Courthouse Museum
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Flower and Flame


Flower & Flame

A Christmas Carol String Ensemble

Come hold hands with the ghost as we take a strange new walk with a familiar story. It’s readers’ theater at its best, with haunting spirits and the added twist of music. Scrooge has never had a more emotional ride than the one he takes with Flower & Flame!

In the spring of 2002 a group of international master-level musicians committed to making music in South Dakota began performing programs that combined interesting stories with original, never before heard arrangements of the world’s greatest string ensemble music. 

From the very beginning of the show, you know that you’re in for something completely different. The music begins and sets the mood, then the reading takes its turn and the listener is not impatient for one or the other – it is an equal sharing of the dramatic delights of words and sound.


Siouxland Heritage Museums Board
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am
Sioux Valley Genealogical Society
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm