What We Do
For nearly ninety years, our walking tours, special events, and other programs have brought countless Minnehaha County residents and visitors closer to the beautiful buildings and unique spaces that make Minnehaha County so special.
Our educational programs have introduced many people to the history and value of the areas' built environment.
We also work on a vast range of preservation issues throughout the County, both proactively and in response to specific threats to historic cultural and architectural resources.
We provide technical assistance and resources to help people enjoy and preserve the historic places they love.
The strongest preservation group in the Sioux Falls area, our large and active membership reflects an unprecedented level of support for Minnehaha County's historic resources and we continue to gain ground in making preservation part of public policy, urban planning, and public consciousness.
The Historical Society is a nonprofit membership organization that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Minnehaha County.
We raise awareness of the value of historic places in strengthening communities, fostering economic development, and enriching lives.
Formed in 1927, the Minnehaha County Historical Society has devoted members and volunteers, making it the loyal local preservation group in the Minnehaha County.