82 Mickelson Drive

Yankton, SD 57078

Phone: (605) 665-3898


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    Education Center

August 31, 2019

In keeping with historic preservation, workers at the Mead Cultural Education Center recently replaced a corner piece on the second floor veranda. They did such an excellent job that you would never know it replaced a badly damaged piece. The Yankton County Historical...

August 26, 2019

What a wonderful opening weekend for the Yankton State Hospital Original Water Colors & Oils Collection exhibit. It was wonderful to see so many people come out over Riverboat Days weekend. We would like to say thank you to Lois Varvel for donating the picture railing...

August 17, 2019

The Yankton County Historical Society is asking for your help. Your mission should you choose to accept it will be to help us find a very special portrait. In the early 1900s, Louis Janousek painted a portrait of Dr. Leonard C. Mead that hung somewhere at the Yankton S...

August 10, 2019

We are so excited to have objects returning to this beautiful building. This week we returned a bust of Hiawatha to our foyer.  When we looked really closely to a picture of Dr. Mead in the foyer, we can see this bust in the background. This is just one of many pieces...

August 6, 2019

Preparations are being made to return some of the historic paintings that once hung in the buildings of the Yankton State Hospital. Thanks to a partnership with the University of South Dakota, beautiful paintings by Louis Janousek and other well-known artists will once...

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