Remember or honor someone special while helping to ensure a bright future for our most cherished historic places.​



The Historical Society offers numerous event sponsorship opportunities throughout the year, including the Signature Event Series, Preservation Awards Luncheon, History Talks Series, and Spring Benefit. To learn more, please contact Sandy Dean at (605) 528-6290 or

General Donation (The Preservation Fund)

General donations of any amount go to our Preservation Fund (PF)a targeted action fund that directly supports the Historical Society’s core advocacy efforts. All donations to the PF are fully tax-deductible and are an outstanding way to supplement your membership support or, if you are not a member, to contribute directly to the Historical Society’s efforts. To donate, visit our Preservation Fund page.


Gifts of Stock

The Society welcomes and accepts gifts of stock, which are sold immediately upon receipt. For details or instructions on how to make a transfer, please contact Gaylord Helmbrecht at (605) 338-3253 or


Planned Giving

Remembering the Historical Society in your estate plans is a simple and powerful way to ensure the future of preservation in Minnehaha County. For more information, please download the sample bequest language PDF or contact Celia Benson at (701) 212-3639 or


Memorial and Honor Gifts

Donating to the Minnehaha Couty Historical Society in memory or in honor of a loved one is a meaningful way to acknowledge those people who have made a difference in your life. When we receive your donation, the Society will send a personalized letter to the person you indicate, notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

Preservation Endowment Fund

Above and beyond membership dues, the Historical Society's Century Fund directly supports our efforts to preserve historic places throughout Minnehaha County.


Preservation issues can take years to resolve, and they often require unforeseen expenses. Our Preservation Fund keeps us ready to respond quickly to urgent issues when they arise. All donations to the fund are fully tax-deductible.

To Learn More call us at 605-951-9200.

Memorials, Gifts, & Donations

200 West Sith Street  Sioux Falls SD 57104             (605) 951-9200   

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