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 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 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 or call (605) 773-3458.

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