82 Mickelson Drive

Yankton, SD 57078

Phone: (605) 665-3898


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Calendar of Events










Friday, July 3rd - (no Feed Your Mind Event)

Friday, August 7th at 12:00 pm -

Craig Ernster: "Yankton Ferry Boats"  Local researcher, teacher, and author Craig Ernster will share his vast research of and stories about the history of Yankton Ferry Boats. This event will be live streamed on our Facebook page. FREE EVENT

Friday, August 21 at 12:00 pm -

Greg Nedved: "Presidential Visits to South Dakota in History"Mr. Nedved will share the history of various visits to South Dakota by past Presidents of the United States. This event will be live streamed on our Facebook page.  FREE EVENT

Friday, September 4th at 12:00 pm -

David Hosmer: "75th Anniversary of the end of World War 2" - Join us as Yankton native Dave Hosmer shares the history of the last two months of the war and the month following its finale. FREE EVENT

Friday, October 2nd at 12:00 pm  -

Crystal Nelson: "Body Snatchers"Come hear our very own Director tell stories of actual "body snatchers" that were notorious for stealing and selling dead bodies! Yikes! FREE EVENT

Friday, November 6th at 12:00 pm - TBD

Friday, December 4th at 12:00 pm - Molly Rozum: "Women's Suffrage in South Dakota" - University of South Dakota History Professor Molly Rozum will share her knowledge of the women's suffrage movement in South Dakota. FREE EVENT

Traveling Exhibits

July 1 to August 30, 2020

Living Traditions Dakota, Nakota, Lakota Art explores painting, bead work, and ceremonial traditions of the Sioux Nation. It compares the modern era to the reservation era. 

Drawn To the Land Homesteading Dakota examines the homesteading experience in Dakota Territory answering who, where and how they accomplished it. These two exhibits are made possible through the South Dakota State Historical Society. They will be on display upstairs in Dolly and Leonard Hall through August 26. 

Museum hours are Monday - Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please call or email with questions 605-665-3898 or e-mail info@meadbuilding.org. 

Yankton General Federation of Women's Club Exhibit

July 1 to September 30, 2020

The Yankton General Federation of Women’s Club Exhibit highlights the groups work over the last 100 years. This organization is dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

Among the first members were pioneer women who raised money to build churches, schools, promoted city clean ups, and other events to civilize their rough and tumble town.

In more recent times they have expanded into music camps, historic preservation, CPR instruction and other ideas aimed at community improvement. It’s a must see exhibit on display until September 30. 

Museum hours are Monday - Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please call or email with questions 605-665-3898 or e-mail info@meadbuilding.org. 

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