The Verendrye Museum in Fort Pierre is named for Louis and Chevalier Verendrye, two French brothers who explored the upper reaches of the Missouri River.

Past News and Stories

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 6th Annual Cook-off on Friday and Saturday, August 12-13th, 2022 at Fischers Lilly Park with the Brisket distribution and...

Historic Bell Dedicated to Fort Pierre

  Another piece of history was added to Fort Pierre on July 4th, 2019. A large school bell weighing in at more than 800 pounds was permanently placed beside the Sansarc School Museum, located behind the log cabin on the corner of Hwy 1804/1st Street and Main Street in...

Historic Bell to be Unveiled in Fort Pierre

Fort Pierre has always been full of rich history and one more piece of historic culture will be added on July 4th, 2019. Immediately after the 4th of July parade, Fort Pierre will dedicate the almost century-old country school bell. The bell was previously at the...