Dacotah Prairie Museum

Dacotah Prairie Museum Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday - Sunday 1pm - 4pm Office Hours M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm Admission is Free. Donations appreciated.

The Granary Rural Cultural Center being represented today at the South Dakota Hall of Fame event at Northern State Unive...
04/03/2019

The Granary Rural Cultural Center being represented today at the South Dakota Hall of Fame event at Northern State University's Lincoln Hall.

Our Acts of Excellence Celebration in Aberdeen is underway!

Were you able to catch South Dakota Public Broadcasting's 'In the Moment' today with two of our newest Acts of Excellence recipients Building Forever Families - Adoption & Family Services and the Granary Rural Cultural Center?

If you missed it live or want to listen again, you can find it archived tomorrow on SDPB's website at https://listen.sdpb.org/programs/moment

There is still time to tune in live for our Dream Chasers panel presentation though!

Watch SD.net for the live broadcast of the Aberdeen Acts of Excellence panel discussion today from 2:00 - 3:00 CT.

Wed. Apr. 24 & Thu. Apr. 25, 5-9pmStudent Artwork on Display & Open to PublicAberdeen Recreational & Cultural Center, Ea...
04/01/2019

Wed. Apr. 24 & Thu. Apr. 25, 5-9pm
Student Artwork on Display & Open to Public
Aberdeen Recreational & Cultural Center, Eagles Nest

The Annual Granary Rural Cultural Center's High School Art Show will be relocated to the ARCC in Aberdeen due to wet road conditions. Students from North and South Dakota come to the Granary's rural campus each year to hear from professional artists and take workshops on artistic techniques. Student artwork is judged by profession judges from both North and South Dakota and judges offer critical and encouraging advice to budding artists.
Student artwork on display and open for public viewing in the Eagles Nest in the ARCC, Wednesday and Thursday evening 5-9pm (Apr. 24 & 25). Schools represented... Aberdeen: Central, Roncalli, Christian, Holgate MS, Simmons MS; Groton, Ipswich, Mitchell, Mobridge/Pollock, Mt. Vernon, Sisseton, Stanely County, Webster, SD and West Fargo Liberty Middle School and Lisbon, ND.

The April Fool strikes again! At the Dacotah Prairie Museum. During the month of April, explore the Museum exhibits and ...
04/01/2019

The April Fool strikes again!
At the Dacotah Prairie Museum.
During the month of April, explore the Museum exhibits and look for the signs of summer that are out of place. Have fun and happy spring!

Is it Spring in South Dakota yet?Hope it's not an April Fools Joke!Photo by Mike Scott, Brown County#AberdeenSD #BrownCo...
04/01/2019

Is it Spring in South Dakota yet?
Hope it's not an April Fools Joke!
Photo by Mike Scott, Brown County
#AberdeenSD #BrownCountySD #AprilFools #SpringInSD

South Dakota Hwy 83, where the eagles live.photos by Mike Scott, Brown County#baldeagle #SDisAwesome
03/29/2019

South Dakota Hwy 83, where the eagles live.
photos by Mike Scott, Brown County
#baldeagle #SDisAwesome

Now available at the Museum Store:"The Parent Trapped Within: A Guide to Sports Parenting" by local author Dave Vilhauer...
03/28/2019

Now available at the Museum Store:
"The Parent Trapped Within: A Guide to Sports Parenting" by local author Dave Vilhauer

With nearly 40 years of sports media experience, Mr. Vilhauer talks about the challenge for parents to find the right balance between supporting their children without crossing the line and providing unsolicited and unwanted coaching advice, sometimes at the expense of the student athlete.
Foreward by ESPN Senior Writer, Buster Olney

Good Morning Brown County!Hope you managed to get to where you were going in the fog this morning. Make it a good one!He...
03/27/2019

Good Morning Brown County!
Hope you managed to get to where you were going in the fog this morning. Make it a good one!
Here's the latest pic from Mike Scott, Brown County. He makes our county look pretty fantastic.
#AberdeenSD #BrownCountySD

"The Littlest Bunny in South Dakota"The perfect book for your little bunny this spring!At the DPM Museum Store.#MuseumSt...
03/20/2019

"The Littlest Bunny in South Dakota"
The perfect book for your little bunny this spring!
At the DPM Museum Store.
#MuseumStore #AberdeenSD

Welcome Spring!Aberdeen in the spring of 1897 dealt with a tremendous amount of snow runoff after the 1896-1897 blizzard...
03/20/2019

Welcome Spring!
Aberdeen in the spring of 1897 dealt with a tremendous amount of snow runoff after the 1896-1897 blizzard season.
Here is a photo of the corner of 5th Ave and Washington St (North). The street is flooded and the water is even with the board sidewalks. #AberdeenSD #BrownCountySD

Is it spring yet? Just checking!Photo by Mike Scott#BrownCounty #AberdeenSD #WillItStopSnowingInSD
03/18/2019

Is it spring yet? Just checking!
Photo by Mike Scott
#BrownCounty #AberdeenSD #WillItStopSnowingInSD

Now Open... "Re-Writing History: Who Am I?" Exhibit of creative writing based on historical photographs by the Frederick...
03/15/2019

Now Open... "Re-Writing History: Who Am I?"
Exhibit of creative writing based on historical photographs by the Frederick Area 6th Grade Class.
Museum Conference Room, 2nd Floor Galleries, Dacotah Prairie Museum #FrederickSD #BrownCountySD #StudentExhibit #MuseumKids

We are so close to spring... yet so far!#BrownCountySD #AberdeenSD #ItSnowsInSD #SnowIsComingAgainPhoto from 1900, Downt...
03/12/2019

We are so close to spring... yet so far!
#BrownCountySD #AberdeenSD #ItSnowsInSD #SnowIsComingAgain
Photo from 1900, Downtown Aberdeen, SD.

The Dacotah Prairie Museum Education Department staff visit all of the elementary schools in Aberdeen and many of the co...
03/08/2019

The Dacotah Prairie Museum Education Department staff visit all of the elementary schools in Aberdeen and many of the county elementary schools with a wide range of history and educational programs during the school year.
Here is a photo of Mike Miller's 2nd grade proudly displaying their "Symmetry in Art" program coloring pages on their lockers. Looks good, 2nd graders! #BrownCountySD #DPMKids

Women's History Month at the Dacotah Prairie Museum:Lamont Gallery now showing "Heart of the Prairie: Women as Art & Art...
03/05/2019
Lamont Gallery | Brown County

Women's History Month at the Dacotah Prairie Museum:
Lamont Gallery now showing "Heart of the Prairie: Women as Art & Artist"
Now showing through May 12, 2019.

The Dacotah Prairie Museum proudly announces a new exhibition in the Lamont Gallery entitled “Heart of the Prairie: Women as Art, Women as Artists”. The exhibition is now opening on 2nd floor and will remain open through May 12, 2019.

Opening Feb. 26 in the Lamont Gallery:"Heart of the Prairie: Women as Art & Artist"Artwork from the Museum's Permanent A...
02/24/2019

Opening Feb. 26 in the Lamont Gallery:
"Heart of the Prairie: Women as Art & Artist"
Artwork from the Museum's Permanent Art Collection.
#DPMGalleries #WomenArt

There is still time to let us know if you are interested in attending this meeting. See below!Any questions, contact She...
02/21/2019

There is still time to let us know if you are interested in attending this meeting. See below!
Any questions, contact Sherri Rawstern at [email protected] or at 605.626.7117

Interested in Brown County History?
The Brown County Historical Society Annual Meeting
will be held at the Dacotah Prairie Museum on
Saturday, Feb. 23 at 12:15pm
Annual dues are only $10.00!
Contact Sherri Rawstern at [email protected] for more information.

A dramatic Brown County sunrise courtesy of Mike Scott.#AberdeenSD #BrownCountySD
02/21/2019

A dramatic Brown County sunrise courtesy of Mike Scott.
#AberdeenSD #BrownCountySD

Now at the Museum Store:"You have died of dysentery!"The Oregon Trail Handheld Game#oregontrail #dysentery #retrogames
02/19/2019

Now at the Museum Store:
"You have died of dysentery!"
The Oregon Trail Handheld Game
#oregontrail #dysentery #retrogames

It's so cold in Brown County...How cold is it?(photo courtesy of Mike Scott)#BrownCountySD #itsnowsinSD #howcoldisit
02/19/2019

It's so cold in Brown County...
How cold is it?
(photo courtesy of Mike Scott)
#BrownCountySD #itsnowsinSD #howcoldisit

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02/12/2019

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Interested in Brown County History?The Brown County Historical Society Annual Meetingwill be held at the Dacotah Prairie...
02/12/2019

Interested in Brown County History?
The Brown County Historical Society Annual Meeting
will be held at the Dacotah Prairie Museum on
Saturday, Feb. 23 at 12:15pm
Annual dues are only $10.00!
Contact Sherri Rawstern at [email protected] for more information.

NEW! at the Museum Store:Authentic Native American Jewelry from Kodi Augare-EsteyKodi lives in Aberdeen, SD and enjoys p...
02/12/2019

NEW! at the Museum Store:
Authentic Native American Jewelry from Kodi Augare-Estey
Kodi lives in Aberdeen, SD and enjoys printmaking graphic designs, beading, sewing and collaging. She creates adornment statement pieces.
Earrings displayed here - Why do they have dimes in the design? Stop in to find out!

Opening tomorrow:"Beauty in All the Small Things" photography by Isaac Lloyd"Once Upon a Time... Fairy Tale Fun" seasona...
02/08/2019

Opening tomorrow:
"Beauty in All the Small Things" photography by Isaac Lloyd
"Once Upon a Time... Fairy Tale Fun" seasonal children's exhibit

Opening this Saturday at the DPM: "Beauty in all the Small Things" photography exhibit by artist Isaac Lloyd. #aberdeenS...
02/04/2019

Opening this Saturday at the DPM: "Beauty in all the Small Things" photography exhibit by artist Isaac Lloyd. #aberdeenSD #BrownCountySD #Museumexhibits #photography

The Prairie Stitchers Embroidery guild is raffling a quilted and embroidered bag with a set of potholders and a set of 7...
02/01/2019

The Prairie Stitchers Embroidery guild is raffling a quilted and embroidered bag with a set of potholders and a set of 7 tea towels. $1 per ticket at the Dacotah Prairie Museum. Proceeds go towards stitching workshops and classes for adults and youth. Winning ticket drawn at the conclusion of the exhibit (Feb. 15). Support our local stitchers!

From our intrepid county landfill manager, Mike Scott, his -40* windchill photo shoot of frozen bubbles. He said it was ...
01/31/2019

From our intrepid county landfill manager, Mike Scott, his -40* windchill photo shoot of frozen bubbles. He said it was a challenge "to blow the bubble, find in view finder and then focus the photo."
#BrownCountySD #Winterpics #bubbles

Opening tomorrow, January 25:"Prairie Sentinels" photography by John Eichinger2nd Floor Galleries, Dacotah Prairie Museu...
01/24/2019

Opening tomorrow, January 25:
"Prairie Sentinels" photography by John Eichinger
2nd Floor Galleries, Dacotah Prairie Museum

Good Morning Brown County, stay safe on the roads out there! #ItSnowsInSD #AberdeenSD #BrownCountySD#DYK The winter of 1...
01/18/2019

Good Morning Brown County, stay safe on the roads out there! #ItSnowsInSD #AberdeenSD #BrownCountySD

#DYK The winter of 1896-97 received over 90 inches of snow and was one of the all time snowiest winters in Brown County. The snow started with a storm on Halloween, 1896 and the last snow fall came in late March 1897.

#MuseumSelfieDay at the DPM! Show us your best selfie from your visits. #BusterSuperStar
01/16/2019

#MuseumSelfieDay at the DPM! Show us your best selfie from your visits. #BusterSuperStar

01/14/2019

Here are the exhibits you need to see before they are gone:

LAMONT GALLERY
"Memories Created, Friendships Made" an embroidery exhibit by the Prairie Stitchers - through Feb. 14, 2019

PRAIRIE LANDING
"South Dakota Snow Queen Festival Through the Decades" - through Jan. 31, 2019

DACOTAH GALLERY
Portraits from the S.D. Snow Queen archival collection - through Jan. 31, 2019

#DPMExhibits #OnExhibitSD #AberdeenSD #BrownCountySD

Just in, at the Museum Store, more copies of Dr. Richard Holm's book, "Life's Final Season: A Guide for Aging and Dying ...
01/04/2019

Just in, at the Museum Store, more copies of Dr. Richard Holm's book, "Life's Final Season: A Guide for Aging and Dying with Grace."
Dr. Holm is the "Prairie Doc" on South Dakota Public Broadcasting. #PrairieDoc #SDPB

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12/28/2018

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Good Morning Brown County!The Dacotah Prairie Museum is open today, 9am - 5pm.Drive safe out there and give the plows pl...
12/28/2018

Good Morning Brown County!
The Dacotah Prairie Museum is open today, 9am - 5pm.
Drive safe out there and give the plows plenty of room!
(pictured: 1917 touring car, DPM collection)

Due to the upcoming winter storm on Thursday we are asking our service groups and individuals with trees and wreaths on ...
12/26/2018

Due to the upcoming winter storm on Thursday we are asking our service groups and individuals with trees and wreaths on display at the Museum to please come today to pick them up if possible. Hello South Dakota weather!

Now Open: (a week early!)"Memories Created, Friendships Made" exhibit by the Prairie Stitchers.Lamont Gallery, 2nd Floor
12/21/2018

Now Open: (a week early!)
"Memories Created, Friendships Made" exhibit by the Prairie Stitchers.
Lamont Gallery, 2nd Floor

DPM HOLIDAY HOURS:Fri. Dec. 21, 9am-5pmSat. Dec. 22, 1-4pmSun. Dec. 23, 1-4pmMon. Dec. 24, CLOSEDTue. Dec. 25, CLOSEDWed...
12/20/2018

DPM HOLIDAY HOURS:
Fri. Dec. 21, 9am-5pm
Sat. Dec. 22, 1-4pm
Sun. Dec. 23, 1-4pm
Mon. Dec. 24, CLOSED
Tue. Dec. 25, CLOSED
Wed. Dec. 26, 9am-5pm (last day to see Christmas Tree Lane)

Good Morning Brown County!From our landfill manager, Mike Scott, here are this morning's "South Dakota is awesome" momen...
12/19/2018

Good Morning Brown County!
From our landfill manager, Mike Scott, here are this morning's "South Dakota is awesome" moments.
Did you see the rainbow this morning? #SDisAwesome

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12/19/2018

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THANK YOU!Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Food Pantry Sleigh in Christmas Tree Lane. As you can see, it...
12/13/2018

THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Food Pantry Sleigh in Christmas Tree Lane.
As you can see, it's almost full... we'd really like to fill it to the brim by Christmas.
Stop by the Museum with canned or boxed goods and while you're here see the beautiful trees and wreaths on display.
Thank you for the good you do, everyday! #AberdeenSD

#TBT Aberdeen, SD from the sky-view; early-mid 20th century. Can you identify any buildings? Start with the Brown County...
12/06/2018

#TBT Aberdeen, SD from the sky-view; early-mid 20th century. Can you identify any buildings? Start with the Brown County Courthouse. Have fun! #AberdeenSD

Good Morning Brown County!
12/05/2018

Good Morning Brown County!

Christmas Tree Lane & Holiday Wreaths are now open at the DPM.
11/28/2018

Christmas Tree Lane & Holiday Wreaths are now open at the DPM.

Address

21 Main St S (we Are SOUTH Of The Railroad Tracks)
Aberdeen, SD
57401

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(605) 626-7117

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