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Preservation Class

The Mead Cultural Education Center (MCEC) is hosting a workshop called “Care of Collections at Home: Documents” on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. The workshop, which runs from 2-4pm at the MCEC, will give participants the skills they need to preserve documents like wills, land grants, military records, certificates, and more. Our collections care staff will teach the basics of proper handling and care, as well as protection from sunlight, and proper encapsulation for long term care. Participants are encouraged to bring a document for hands-on practice – materials will be provided. Register by Sept. 30 – cost is $15 for Yankton County Historical Society members and $25 for non-members. This is the first in a series of workshops geared towards helping people preserve items in their family history. We have a lot of great things coming up. Tickets for Haunted History Tours go on sale Oct. 1. Also on Oct. 1, we will be hosting a SPECIAL EVENING EDITION of Feed Your Mind. The program, which will begin at 5:30pm, will feature Ruth Page Jones talking about the women’s suffrage movement. This program is made possible by support of the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Check out website,, or you can stop out at the Mead Cultural Education Center at 82 Mickelson Drive. Our summer hours, through the end of September, are Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm (closed Wednesdays) and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

82 Mickelson Drive

Yankton, SD 57078

Phone: (605) 665-3898

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