Merit Cards

Merit cards were awarded to students in school and Sunday School.  These beautifully lithographed, printed cards were used to reward students for good work and encouraged More…

Posted on 2017/04/27 at 8:05 AM -- Categories: Collections, Throwback Thursday

Co-Op Breeders handy promotional item.

This barn desk came from the Frank Black farm in Lake County.  The desk attaches to a wall. The front is hinged and opens out More…

Posted on 2017/04/26 at 5:29 AM -- Categories: What's New Wednesday

Gone Fishing!

One last cast!  There is something special about spending quality time with family and friends while enjoying a relaxing day of fishing. Did you know More…

Posted on 2017/04/20 at 8:02 AM -- Categories: Collections, Throwback Thursday

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Grain elevators are rapidly disappearing from the South Dakota skyline.  These iconic structures were the main engine of many small towns and were located along More…

Posted on 2017/04/19 at 5:26 AM -- Categories: What's New Wednesday

Under the Microscope

German company, Ernst Leitz Wetzlar, manufactured microscopes and scientific instruments.  The microscope’s innovative lighting and optics made these a specialty after WWI.  They were produced More…

Posted on 2017/04/13 at 8:50 AM -- Categories: Collections, What's New Wednesday

The Unspun Tale

For all of our trivia fans:  What is the difference between a farm flock and “open range”?   Come to the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum More…

Posted on 2017/04/13 at 7:59 AM -- Categories: Collections, Throwback Thursday

A Quick Break

All aboard an Advance Steam Traction Engine!  These gentlemen probably enjoyed a hiatus from harvest work to snap a photo around this engine with a compound More…

Posted on 2017/04/06 at 7:57 AM -- Categories: Collections, Throwback Thursday

Spoons of Horn

Cow horn and bison horns were not discarded when the animal was butchered.  Horns could be polished up to become utilitarian or artistic items.  Buttons, More…

Posted on 2017/04/05 at 8:17 AM -- Categories: Collections, What's New Wednesday

Spoons of horn.

Cow horn and bison horns were not discarded when the animal was butchered.  Horns could be polished up to become utilitarian or artistic items.  Buttons, More…

Posted on 2017/04/05 at 7:44 AM -- Categories: Collections, What's New Wednesday

Gorgeous gardening

Hang in there, it won’t be long now until you can get into your garden! Brookings County farmer Franklin Shaw was an avid gardener. He More…

Posted on 2017/03/30 at 8:00 AM -- Categories: Collections, Throwback Thursday