Minnehaha County Historical Society

Mission Statement

The Purpose of the MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY is to study and record the history and development of Minnehaha County: educating its members and the public on the rich heritage of the people and the land of Minnehaha County (SD). More > >


Membership DUES took affect in January, 2022 so please join or renew now.
MCHS is asking for donations, with the goal of $15,000, to repair the
Pioneer Memorial. The monument was erected in 1949 and is located on what was then U.S. Highway 77 and Cliff Avenue. It remains popular as a stopping site to visit and overlook the city. It is much in need of repairs and reconditioning to bring the historic obelisk back to its original condition. Repairs began the end of April.

The next stage for the Pioneer Memorial is a security system so please continue to donate to the fund. More details to come.

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What: Third Thursday History Talk

& Tour of the Stockyards Ag Barn

"RURAL ELECTRIFICATION IN SD" with Jeff Nelson, former CEO East River Electric Assoc.


@ Stockyards Ag Experience

(Horse Barn in Falls Park - N Phillips Ave.)

301 E Falls Park Dr, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

When: 3rd Thursday Sept 15th, 2022 6:30 - Social 7:00 Program

MCHS-sponsored historic photos have been installed in the lobby of the State Theatre in Downtown Sioux Falls! Four black and white photos, two of the original 1926 lobby, and two of the original 1926 theatre auditorium can be viewed.