The Original South Dakota Campanile Stone

128 years ago today, Nov 2, 1889, South Dakota became a state! In honor of South Dakota’s birthday, we have decided to share the story More…

Posted on 2017/11/02 at 9:35 PM -- Categories: Collections, Throwback Thursday

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

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

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

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

Familiar Logo-Different Meaning

All aboard to head to the Major League Baseball diamond!  Not quite… Twin City 40 Oil Tractors were manufactured between 1913-1924 by Minneapolis Steel and More…

Posted on 2017/03/23 at 7:25 AM -- Categories: Collections, Throwback Thursday

Only the best.

This photograph appears to be a prosperous farm implement dealership.  There are signs for John Deere, J. I. Case, Weber and Moline wagons, LaCrosse, Plows, More…

Posted on 2017/03/16 at 7:06 AM -- Categories: Throwback Thursday

Dirty Thirties in South Dakota

This photograph was taken by Joseph G. Hutton, a soil scientist at South Dakota State College.  Hutton was instrumental in revitalizing farm land which had More…

Posted on 2017/03/09 at 8:31 AM -- Categories: Collections, Throwback Thursday

Brand New Barn

Barn vs. Byre… What’s the difference?  North Americans have coined the term barn as an agricultural building that houses livestock, equipment, and grain.  However around the More…

Posted on 2017/03/02 at 8:28 AM -- Categories: Collections, Throwback Thursday