State Historical Society highlighting museum collection online
From the State Historical Society:
PIERRE, S.D. — The museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is bringing its collection to life on the Internet.
Collection Spotlight is a new museum series hosted by Curator of Collections Dan Brosz. The series launched on the museum’s YouTube page in late September. Collection Spotlight offers online visitors a behind-the-scenes look and in-depth history of artifacts from the museum collection.
YouTube is a popular online video sharing website. Visit www.youtube.com/user/SDSHSMuseum to view Collection Spotlight.
In honor of Halloween, the museum is focusing on artifacts with a dark history. Recent episodes include a Bible from a former murder suspect and an artifact linked to notorious South Dakota gangster Verne Miller.
“Social Media is such a dynamic way for the museum to engage with our online visitors to share more broadly what we do,” said Helen B Louise, museum director.
Collection Spotlight airs via the museum’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Curious browsers can find the museum online at www.history.sd.gov/museum. From there, you will find links to the museum’s Facebook, Flickr and YouTube pages.
The museum is located northeast of the State Capitol at 900 Governors Drive. The hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT Monday-Saturday, and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays and most holidays. There is a small admission fee for those ages 18-and-older. For more information, visit www.history.sd.gov or call (605) 773-3458.