We have a busy spring planned here at the Codington County Historical Society and Heritage Museum. Get your calendar out to mark down some of these upcoming events!
Vietnam Veterans Exhibit
Now until May 24th
Local members of the Northeastern South Dakota Vietnam Veterans of America have created a display of photos from their time in the service and from today. Memorabilia including medals, mess kits and more are also featured in this exhibit.
The museum will celebrate the first Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Day on March 30th by being open on Saturday from 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. Stop in and see the Vietnam Veterans exhibit.
John B. Hanten – March 1 – April 30
You may be familiar with John B. Hanten’s impressive home at 518 East Kemp Avenue, but do you know what he did for a living, his hobbies and his history? Stop in and learn more about this talented and interesting figure.
Other Notable Citizens Exhibits Coming Up!
John Banvard – May & June, Arthur Calvin Mellette – July & August, D.D. Miller- September & October, Thomas & Stitzel X. Way – November & December
The spring meeting of the Codington County Historical Society will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Elks Club in Watertown. Social Hour will begin at 5:00 p.m., with dinner served at 6:00 p.m. and speaker, Brad Tennant, at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets cost $16, which can be paid at the door, but reservations are appreciated. To reserve your seats call the museum at 886-7335 or email Christy@cchsmuseum.org. For more information on the spring meeting and the speaker click here.
Coffee Open House
Stop in to see the changes around the museum and get a free cup of coffee! Local resident Joy Nelson, and her business partner Kurt Osbourne, have started Kool Beans Coffee. Try out some of their locally roasted coffee and learn more about the roasting process while checking out the new exhibits at the museum.
April 12, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.at the Codington County Heritage Museum
The Benefits of National Register Listing
April 25, 2013, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Past Times Restaurant
Coffee Bar Available
Jennifer R. Brosz, Historic Preservation Specialist and Paul Porter, Historic Restoration Specialist will give a presentation on the benefits of National Register Listing. Topics covered will include what listing on the National Register means, preservation incentives and consideration in state and federal planning processes.
Lakes of Codington County
Memorial Day of 2013 – Memorial Day of 2014
We have all heard about how the glaciers formed the lakes in the Glacial Lakes region of South Dakota, but how much do you know about the lakes in Codington County? This exhibit will feature maps, topography, Native American legends about the lakes, photos and information about resorts and much more.
Let’s Talk About the Weather
June 1 – December 31
Cyclones and blizzards and floods! Oh, my! There have been many major weather events in Codington County history. Learn more about weather monitoring techniques of the past and see photos of the havoc wreaked on this land by good old Mother Nature.
Railroad & Victorian Home Exhibit
The railroad exhibit is back and improved. Many people noticed the absence of the railroad exhibit at the museum this past year. It was only a temporary absence while we figured out a way to make it bigger and better. We have also moved the Victorian home exhibit to a new location. It is surprising what new things you notice when things have been rearranged.
If you have questions or would like to reserve spaces for the spring meeting please email email@example.com or call the museum at 886-7335.