The Minnehaha County Historical Society works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Minnehaha County.



Since 1927


2020-2021 Season Has taken us Virtual 


                                     The March History Talk

        1926-1936 with Stephan Cusulos

                                           March 18, 2021

Born in Sioux Falls, raised in up-state New York and

college educated at the University of Minnesota where

he focused his studies on intellectual and cultural

history, Stephen R. Cusulos will be the featured speaker

at MCHS’s March History Talk “The State Theater

and the Sioux Falls Night Life—1926—1936”.


While developing “historical snapshots” of Sioux Falls

circa 1927, it became obvious that the city not only had

a decidedly “cosmopolitan” East Coast orientation in

fashion and taste, but a very visible and vibrant jazz

culture and entertainment, much of which centered at

the State Theater setting the foundation for this



Here’s the link to the YouTube Live page for the

program which will begin at 7:00 pm, Thursday,

March 18.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Minnehaha County

Historical Society’s monthly History Talks have gone online

via YouTube LIVE.

 Live Streamed History Talks available

for viewing on Minnehaha County

Historical Societies YouTube Channel.


If you weren’t able to see our Live

Streamed History Talks on YouTube live

they can be viewed On Demand on the

Minnehaha County Historical Societies

YouTube Channel at your leisure.  Just

click on this link:  Minnehaha County

Historical Societies YouTube Channel




Influenza Brings Death to Local

Doughboys with Jim Carlson

Will Prines Remembers the Pomp Room

South Dakota & Sioux Falls Rich History

in Ballooning


Upcoming History Talks:

The State Theater and the Sioux Falls

Night Life – 1926-1936 with Stephan Cusulos (March 18)

Her Vote, Her Voice – Celebrating South

Dakota’s 100th Anniversary of Women’s

Right to Vote with Karen Schreier (April 15)


Links to the presentations have been posted on Facebook

and will also be forwarded to members via email.


           Contact us any time and Like us on facebook. 

           We need members & volunteers year around.

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                                      200 W 6th Street

                                 Sioux Falls, SD 57104



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