Annie’s Room

“This place is just full of spirits.” The 605 team asked Sioux Falls psychic medium Donna O’Dea if she would be willing to come with us to the historic Goss Opera House in Watertown. We had heard rumblings of “Annie’s...

Cheers to History

Siouxland Heritage Museums created an event for fellow history enthusiasts to gather, have snacks, drink libations, and discuss a variety of topics dealing with the history of Sioux Falls. Director of the education department Kevin Gansz chatted with 605...
"If you like history like we do, you’ll find it very fascinating,” said Rick Olesen, owner of Wild Bill's Trading Post and co-owner of the Wild Bill Bar in Deadwood. Olesen, who is caretaker of the space for the Texas...
The little barn that sits behind the Falls Park Visitor Information Center has the same rustic look it would have had back in 1917 when the stockyards opened. When you take a step inside, you’ve entered into a whole...
The historic Adams House in Deadwood was built in 1892 and has been home to two prominent families – the Franklins and the Adams. The Victorian Queen Anne-style home includes oak interiors, hand-painted canvas wall coverings, four stained glass...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Seven years ago, Dustin and Laura Floyd were living a disconnected suburban existence. They didn’t know their neighbors. Their commute was 45 minutes each way. It soon became painfully obvious it wasn’t the life...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography They say death is just a part of life, and as long as we’re remembered, we can live on. That is the idea behind Sioux Heritage Museums’ Voices from the Past: Woodlawn by...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Liz Painter In South Dakota, we are big on history. Especially if it has to do with rough-and-tumble elements like the Wild West and the lives of rural farm families of the mid-to-late 1800’s. It seems...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography When we find ourselves waxing nostalgic, one trope that inevitably comes to mind is summertime. Many of us think about the sense of possibility on the last day of school, playing outside until...
By Leah Vanden Bosch Submitted Images Summers are best spent traveling, and with its eclectic collection of galleries, artifacts, and exhibits, the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center will allow visitors to travel through time. Tucked into a bluff just north of...
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