Current Exhibits

Dinosaur World

What do you know about dinosaurs? Well, there’s always more to learn! Come visit our latest temporary exhibit Dinosaur World opening September 18 with a through-the-day reception of beverages and special themed cupcakes, made by SME’s Treats. Exhibit includes photos, storyboards, fossils, touchscreen quiz, activity table with books and a workbook. 

History of Halloween Costumes

Family Fun Day for Sunday, October 17, features the History of Halloween Costumes. Three Hats Theatre Costume Shop will bring costumes for all ages to see and try on. The whole family can dress up for a Halloween family photo! We will also have a craft and a book-drawing. Free take-home workbook; refreshments provided. $2 per person or free with membership! Reservations suggested; call 605-723-1200.

History of the Civilian Conservation Corps

Do you remember the CCC? Do you remember reading or hearing about the CCC? This is a piece of history that should not be forgotten. These hardy enrollies replanted forests after fires, fought forest fires, build roads and visitor centers, built miles of trails and miles of telephone lines, all while helping out the folks at home who were suffering under the Great Depression. In addition to the exhibit we have books to read and a take-home workbook for children. Come and see!

Buffalo Soldiers and Their Role in American West History

Randy Bender of the Old Ft. Meade Museum will speak on the remarkable story of the African American soldiers who served at western posts after the Civil War.  The presentation on November 6 will begin at 10:30 am, right after the brunch which begins at 10:00 am. Reservations are required; please call 605-723-1200. Brunch is $5 per person or FREE with membership.

Check out this 360 degree video tour of our community – significant buildings, the downtown and more!  Tour provided by Mary Buchholz and Hunter Anderson.