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    Education Center

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...

July 26, 2019

It has been an exciting week at the Mead Cultural Education Center. We finally have all the bugs worked out and our phones are operational. If you need to contact us, please call 605-665-3898. Join us this Riverboat Days at the Mead Cultural Education Center! We will b...

July 22, 2019

Take a break from the summer heat! Come out to the Mead Cultural Education Center and visit the Journeying Forward exhibit or bring the kids and enjoy the Childrens Transportation Museum. The Mead Cultural Education is a cool, safe summer stay-cation location. Check ou...

July 12, 2019

Tickets are still available for the first-ever Tea at Mead event Sunday, July 21, 2019.  This fun afternoon tea, from 2-4pm, will feature a Victorian Style Show hosted by Crystal Nelson. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For more information contact...

July 5, 2019

Things are progressing nicely on the verandas at the Mead Cultural Education Center. If you drive by during the week you will see the guys working hard out front. And though we are busy doing work on the exterior please know we are still open on the inside – so stop ou...

July 1, 2019

So much is happening behind the scenes at the Mead Cultural Education Center (MCEC) and our old location by Westside Park. This week, Megan Hansen, Assistant Curator and Move Coordinator, began removing collection pieces from the outside buildings. (Pictured above is t...

June 25, 2019

The exhibit design team at the Mead Cultural Education Center is honored to be working on an exhibit about the history of the historic State Hospital. If you or someone you know used to work at the Yankton State Hospital or Human Services Center or did their clinicals...

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