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Heritage Park Raffle Kickoff !! 

You have the chance to win a 4-night stay for up to

6 people at a beautiful cabin along Spring Creek in the Black Hills! The Mead Museum is putting together a spectacular getaway package (a $3000 value!) for this year’s Heritage Park Raffle. Click here to buy raffles for your chance to win!


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Preserving War Stories

David Hosmer

12 PM - 1 PM

David Hosmer, former City of Yankton Attorney, has spent years of his life collecting and documenting oral histories from United States Military veterans. Hosmer has collected stories from World War II and Korean War veterans; and as of 2022 he has started preserving stories from Vietnam War veterans as well. Hosmer will share the origin of his oral history project and some of the history he has collected over the years. 



Historic Cemetery Walk

6:30 PM and 8 PM

Join us for the 11th annual Historic Cemetery Walk at the Yankton Municipal Cemetery! Come along, and learn about some of the unique folks who helped to shape our city's history. Two tour times available. Ticket sales start Monday, May 20th at the Yankton Community Library. Cash or check only. 


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The New Deal in South Dakota

Dr. Rich Lofthus

12 PM - 1 PM

The New Deal was a series of programs, public works projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted by President Franklin D Roosevelt between 1933 and 1938. Major Federal programs and agencies, like the Works Progress Administration and the Social Security Administration, provided support for farmers, the unemployed, youth and the elderly. Dr. Rich Lofthus, Professor of History at Mount Marty University, will be presenting on the effect that the New Deal had in South Dakota.





Tea At Mead

2 - 4 PM

Participants are invited to dress up or wear their favorite hat and enjoy an afternoon tea party at the Mead Museum. Complete with finger sandwiches, desserts - and tea of course! - the event will feature a program titled 'Dating Victorian-Style.' Call the Mead Museum 605-665-3898 to reserve your place at a table. Tickets are $20 for Yankton County Historical Society Members and $25 for non-members. 

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