URGENT ONGOING NEEDS for Funding to MAINTAIN the HISTORICAL MARKERS -  for cleaning to repair to painting posts - to even replacement when necessary. ALSO: Help with the Maintenance itself - from putting them up - to painting posts - to cleaning. EVEN: Anyone & Everyone to keep an eye out for those that need maintenance. 605-951-9200 or email or message or contact any member. 

Thank You - History Matters & Marking History Matters!


MCHS is asking for donations. Phase 1  goal of $15,000, to repair the Pioneer Memorial, tuck pointing & sealant, was reached and work completed. 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.Phase 1 is complete but donations are needed for Phase 2- updated security to deal with ongoing vandalism. 


Membership DUES will take affect in January, 2023 so please join or renew now

Yearly Memberships: 

Single $35.00
Family         $50.00
Supporting $100.00
Sustaining $250.00
Benefactor $500.00

Lifetime Memberships are no longer offered but annual Life Member fee remains at $10 /yr

The Minnehaha County Historical Society is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization. All donations and memberships are tax-deductible. 


Our Marker Director, Jim Carlson, has gone above & beyond to care for the over 250 Historical Markers. He has found some simple & cost effective ways to clean & restore the graphics on those showing some wear. Anyone interested in assisting in any way with the marker program can contact Jim at 605-951-9200. 


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.   Many thanks to all of you who donated to the State Theatre Preservation Fund to help make this happen! 

Sign up for weekly emails on movies showing at the State Theatre at the State Theatre email signup.  


MCHS is very excited to support the Downtown Hartford Inc.                                   May 6, 2023 for Bob Yapp Presents:

                         "Preservation Doesn't Cost..It Pays!"


MCHS was very excited and delighted to be sponsoring a Levitt at the Falls concert held Thursday, July 14, 2022.  The music artist was revealed May 5th,  2022.  Miss Myra & The Moonshiners.