Sign up for volunteering your time at any History Talk event via mail or email or call.

3rd Thursday History Talks are Free and open to the Public - no sign up necessary.  6:30 Sign In/Social, 7:00 program start - 8:30 pm program end.  50/50 Raffle with MCHS half going to Pioneer Memorial Fund.

Annual Banquet (April) requires prior sign up if attending banquet meal. See Contact page to mail, email or call with your numbers. See March & April Newsletters for Menu and sign up information.

3rd Thursday History Talks:


January 18th: "The History of Rock & Roll in South Dakota" (Month Sponsor: I29 Antiques Mall).


February 15th: "How Late 1800 & Early 1900 Syrian Immigration Influenced The Sioux Falls Community" Speaker: Sam Ogdie


March 21st: "The Orphan Trains -Film - History Talk- Genealogy Forum"  Speaker: Virginia Hanson  (Month Sponsor: Mary Chilton Chapter NSDAR)


April 18th: "Annual Meeting & Banquet " Speaker: Arley Fadness

 "Ku Klux Klan"


May 16th: 6:00 PM  " Historical Marker Bus Tour" Guide: Lori Kent 

6:30 PM Dan Bilka on "Possible Return of Passenger Rail to South Dakota


June 20th: "Ice Cream & Pie Social" Sponsors: Manifold Farms - Location/Park · Sponsors: Marv Manifold & Jean Barber at East Sioux Falls Perry Nature Center – Northside


January 19,     Special Location SD Military Alliance 1600  W Russell ST. Sioux Falls "Linebacker II" 5th Ann of War's End  by John Mollison - Q&A w/ Robert Certain POW -                Sponsored by: Old Guys and Their Airplanes

 February 16, "Hattie Phillips - A Live Performance" by Debbi Jones                                         Sponsored by: Sioux Falls Experience

March 16, Panel Presentation of "Diversity in South Dakota"   Postponed                Sponsored by : Raven Industries

April  20, Annual Banquet  Speaker " Rick Knobe" Sioux Falls Mayor & KSOO Radio Host

May 6, Bob Yapp Presents: Preservation Doesn't Cost .. It Pays (Hartford, SD)

Sponsored by Downtown Hartford Inc.

May 18, 3rd Thursday History Talk " History of Mental Health Services in South Dakota from Territorial Days to the Present" 

Sponsored by: Southeastern Behavioral Healthcare

June 15, Ice Cream Social  Sponsored by: Manifold Farms


"Charles B Lansing Civil War Memorial & Walking Tour"                       12:30 pm Flags on Civil War Graves- 1:00 Dedication Service followed by Civil War Walking Tour with Bill Hoskins - all @ Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, SD

*September 21, Third Thursday History Talk - SPECIAL LOCATION:

 Orthopedic Institute Auditorium on south McKennan Hospital Campus. 


        "Dell Rapids Park Pavilion... Roaring Twenties Dance Haven"          2:00 PM  Grand Opera House in Dell Rapids, SD with STEVE CUSULOS

*November 16—7:00 PM When History Gets Personal: Pearl Harbor with Rick Lingberg at Old Courthouse Museum 

*December 21—7:00 PM Working On The Railroad at Old Courthouse Museum presented by Steven Bucklin, Ph.D. 


January 20,      "Rolvaag"  by Charles Bergdahl

February 17,   "Black History in Sioux Falls" by Stephen Cusulos 

March 10,  (2nd Thursday)   "RAID '22"  by John Mollison If you couldn't make it to the Old Courthouse Museum John’s History Talk it is available at 

April 21,            " Annual Meeting & Banquet"   Speaker: Jim Woster 5:30 check in, 6:00 dinner, 6:45 meeting -program

May 19,             "Palisades History"   by Susan Hoskins

June                     "Picnic in the Park"   Sherman Park

 September 15, Special Location: Stockyards Ag Experience  301 E Falls Park, SF, SD                                 " Rural Electrification in South Dakota " by Jeff Nelson

October 14,      Historical Marker Dedication "Children's Home Society" Lewis Drug Store Parking Lot - East 10th & Cliff Ave. SF, SD - 11 AM 

October 20,      Special Location: Grand Living @ Lake Lorraine                                                                                   2815 S Westlake Dr SF, SD 57106

 Back Home at the Old Courthouse Museum                                              

November 17,  MCHS History/Authors Night/Silent Auction Fundraiser

December 15, "Working on the Railroad"  by Steve Bucklin, Ph.D (Postponed )