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Verendrye Museum Recognizes the 2022 Award Recipients
Verendrye Museum Annual Membership
The annual membership has been set by the Board of Directors at $35 for single, $250 lifetime for single, $500 lifetime for couples, $50 for a family, $75 for a business and $500 for a Supportable Membership. The annual meeting of the members will be in January at...
The Verendrye Museum’s Annual Meeting
Dear Member/Supporter, The Verendrye Museum’s annual meeting for members and the election of Directors will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at the Moose Lodge, 910 N Deadwood Street from 5-7:30pm with a 5p Social, 5:30p Dinner/Entertainment, and 7p Annual...
Dear Backyard BBQ Fundraiser Supporter
Thank you for your continued support and participation of the Verendrye Museum’s Backyard BBQ Competition fundraiser. We are gearing up for the 7th Annual Cook-off on Friday and Saturday, August 11-12th, 2023 at Fischer's Lilly Park with the Brisket distribution and...
Country School Past and Present books and note cards (Hughes, Stanley, Haakon Counties and others) are available for purchase at the South Dakota Popcorn Company store in Pierre, SD. They make great Christmas presents and other occasion gifts–“Get them while supplies last”.
Since 2012 in South Dakota, Betsey DeLoache developed her Country Schoolhouse Project. People passionately recall their country school days, individuals who lived and are currently living the country school experience, a way of life that is disappearing. Betsey compiled hundreds of stories and illustrations of schoolhouses into a series of three books, Country Schools: Past and Present, as well as colorful notecards, promoting and preserving the history of country schools. Her books and cards (Haakon, Hughes & Stanley Counties) are now also available at South Dakota Popcorn Company, Pierre, SD.
Country Schools Past & Present Books-Notecards of Betsey DeLoache available at Pierre SD Popcorn Company, 312 S Pierre St, Pierre, SD 57501
About the Verendrye Museum
In 1743, they buried a lead plate in a hill claiming the entire Missouri River drainage for France. The Verendrye Museum is located in the old American Legion Hall, a 1930’s vintage building that was placed on the National Historic Register July 31, 2017 and is owned by the City of Fort Pierre. The Historical Society of Old Stanley County had a vision of establishing a museum, which was realized in 1968 with the opening of the Verendrye Museum as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The museum houses a collection of South Dakota and regional artifacts documenting the early history of the area. If you are in Fort Pierre in the off season you can see some museum displays at the Fort Pierre Log Cabin Center located on the corner of Main and HWY 83.