Groundbreakers: Early Agricultural Scientists & Engineers of SDSU

Four men arrived at South Dakota State University to expand the world of knowledge. Discover the explorers, innovators, and artists whose work continues to impact More…

Posted on 2017/11/16 at 7:18 PM -- Categories: Current Exhibits

Barley to Barrel: Science and History of Brewing in South Dakota

The brewing of beer has a long history in South Dakota starting in 1866 when many Germans and other Europeans settled the Northern Plains. They More…

Posted on 2016/09/23 at 5:42 PM -- Categories: Current Exhibits, Exhibit

The Unspun Tale: Sheep in South Dakota

April 2016-October 1, 2017 South Dakota is fifth in the nation for sheep production. It plays a vital role in South Dakota’s agricultural economy, but is More…

Posted on 2016/03/14 at 7:24 PM -- Categories: Past Exhibits

Through Leland Sudlow’s Lens: 40 Years of Extension Service History

September 22, 2015 – February 29, 2016 Inspired by Leland Sudlow’s photography and career, the exhibit Through Leland Sudlow’s Lens: 40 years of Extension Service More…

Posted on 2015/09/09 at 3:07 PM -- Categories: Exhibit, Past Exhibits

“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964”

June 6 – August 16, 2015 In 1943, President Roosevelt announced the creation of what would become the largest Mexican guest-worker program in U.S. history. More…

Posted on 2015/05/12 at 9:34 PM -- Categories: Exhibit, Past Exhibits

1915 J. I. Case Steam Traction Engine 65 h.p.

The agricultural giant back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the steam engine. As a typical general-purpose tractor, the Case 65 horsepower steamer was More…

Posted on 2015/05/11 at 3:39 PM -- Categories: Exhibit, Permanent Exhibits

The American Farmhouse

It stands as a fading sentinel of the Midwest. It saw the dawn of the 20th century, standing at the beginning of an era when farmers More…

Posted on 2015/05/11 at 3:35 PM -- Categories: Exhibit, Permanent Exhibits

Schanck Memories

Excerpts from The Schanck Family History By Edna Florence Schanck Halligan 1986 CHAPTER II How They Met page 15 “About 1879 there were newspapers from Peoria, Illinois, with More…

Posted on 2015/05/11 at 3:19 PM -- Categories: Claim Shanty, Permanent Exhibits

Land In Her Own Name

  March 1 – May 3, 2015 Before they even had the right to vote, courageous women ventured west to stake a claim on their More…

Posted on 2015/02/10 at 3:08 PM -- Categories: Exhibit, Past Exhibits

South Dakota Claim Shanty

The year is 1862. The Homestead Act is born under the guiding hand of the Union government, granting any head-of-house, adult, or intended citizen who’s never borne More…

Posted on 2014/11/03 at 6:21 PM -- Categories: Exhibit, Permanent Exhibits