Niels Ebbeson Hansen: Exploration for Cultivation

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Gwen McCausland - Director - SD Agricultural Heritage Museum - Brookings on

Niels Ebbeson Hansen, a horticulturalist, artist, and explorer, brought plants from the far corners of the world to the plains of South Dakota.

Read More

Ralph L. Patty - Reviving Rammed Earth

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Gwen McCausland - Director - SD Agricultural Heritage Museum - Brookings on

Extension engineer Ralph Patty took an ancient construction method and studied its science for the benefit the farmers of South Dakota.

Read More

The Collectors

Posted by Brian Gevik on

Most people have at least a few old photos but for some, collecting historical images is a passion.

Read More

Fred W. Farrar: Black Hills Pioneer Photographer

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Mark Slocum - Director of the Minnilusa Historical Association and Pioneer Collection at the Journey Museum & Learning Center - Rapid City on

Part historian and part artist, Fred Farrar chronicled the Black Hills from the turn of the century through depression of the 1930s.

Read More

South Dakota's Military Forts

Last Updated by Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Brian Gevik on

South Dakota was once home to more than a dozen Army outposts.

Read More

Rapid City's Longtime Businesses

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Corey Christianson - Exhibits and Curations Coordinator - Journey Museum and Learning Center - Rapid City on

An exhibit at the Journey Museum and Learning Center showcases 10 of over 100 businesses that have been operating in Rapid City for 50 years or more.

Read More

The Sole Survivor on the Army Side of Custer's Last Stand

Last Updated by Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Brian Gevik on

A horse was the only survivor on Custer's side of the famed "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass.

Read More

A Century of South Dakota State Parks

Posted by Brian Gevik on

This 30-minute documentary looks at the founding of South Dakota's State Park system and outlines some of the major milestones in the past 100 years.

Read More

The Black Hills Industrial Show - Deadwood

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Hannah Marshall Bawden - Archivist - Deadwood History Inc. on

A long-running trade show that began during the Great Depression established Deadwood as an attractive destination for business events, conferences, and meetings.

Read More

Veterans of the WWII Battleship South Dakota

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

Four former crewmen attended a reunion in the summer of 2018 at the Battleship Memorial in Sioux Falls. Each shared a few memories of service during World War II.

Read More

The 1972 Rapid City Flood

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

The second most deadly flood in U.S. history killed 238, injured thousands, and changed the landscape in the heart of Rapid City.

Read More

National Historic Places of Custer County

Posted by Brian Gevik, Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Images courtesy 1881 Courthouse Museum unless otherwise noted. on

The western South Dakota county boasts some 50 sites on the National Register of Historic Places.

Read More

Jack Hale: Black Hills Pioneer

Last Updated by Text by Carolyn Weber - Executive Director - Deadwood History Inc. on

Wagon freighter, State Senator, Rancher... Jack Hale accomplished a lot in the early days of Black Hills settlement.

Read More

The Double Christening of the Battleship South Dakota, 1941

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

Why South Dakota's namesake WWII battleship was christened twice.

Read More

Early Girl Scouts of the Black Hills

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Rachel-Lovelace Portal - Curator of Collections - Deadwood History Inc. on

The Girl Scouts have been active in the Black Hills since 1917.

Read More