Up in the Air

Professor J.G. Hutton used the American Paulin Altimeter Model SA-1. The altimeter is a squat metal cylinder with a large white face housed in a More…

Posted on 2018/05/30 at 5:17 AM -- Categories: Collections, What's New Wednesday

Norwegian Carpentry at SDSU

Time, persistency and a whole lot of skill. This desk was hand crafted by an immigrant from Norway, Halvor Solberg, whom settled in the Dakota territory at the More…

Posted on 2018/05/23 at 5:14 AM -- Categories: Collections, What's New Wednesday

Brookings’ Tires Receives National Recognition

The saying, “they’re not what they used to be” may hold some truth to certain topics or objects, but not tires. Back in the early More…

Posted on 2018/05/16 at 5:12 AM -- Categories: Collections, What's New Wednesday

The Tale of a Tusk

N.E. Hanson found this mastodon tusk during his travels while collecting plant samples throughout Asia. He collected it in Siberia where many of these fossils, and even More…

Posted on 2018/05/09 at 5:09 AM -- Categories: Collections, What's New Wednesday

Look Out Below!

After opening on March 15th, our weather exhibit here at the Agricultural Heritage Museum has shown great interest to our guests! One of the more intriguing More…

Posted on 2018/05/02 at 5:05 AM -- Categories: Collections, What's New Wednesday

Horn or Holder?

In 1979, David and Kay Jensen brought this powder horn to the museum. The horn is cut to expose the hollow inside and caps secured More…

Posted on 2018/04/25 at 5:00 AM -- Categories: Collections, What's New Wednesday

Gazing at Goblets and Grinders

In 1971, the SDSU Pharmacy Department donated a mortar and pestle to the museum likely used in the early days of South Dakota Agricultural College More…

Posted on 2018/04/18 at 5:55 AM -- Categories: Collections, What's New Wednesday

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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

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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