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Book Read by Local Author Rebecca Bender

Posted By: Robert Russell, 03/12/19

Please join us Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm for a book read by local author Rebecca Bender, as she gives a reading of her new book, Still, a non-fiction memoir/biography about Russian and Romanian  Jewish homesteaders who settled in the Dakotas in the early 1900s. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served.

New Addition: Ladies Rose Hill Cemetery Burial Records

Posted By: Robert Russell, 02/27/19

Our archives department has been busy digitizing and uploading more Germans from Russia content to our digital library! One such addition to our collection is the ledger of burial records at Rose Hill Cemetery in Scotland, South Dakota. These records were taken by the Ladies Rose Hill Cemetery Association from 1894 to 1936. The book is organized by first letter of the deceased’s last name, and includes date buried, location of plot, cost of plot, and date of payment. Click here to view the ledger in its entirety.

Grand Opening Thursday, 10/25

Posted By: Robert Russell, 09/29/18

Please join us Thursday, October 25th at 6pm for our opening reception. There will be German-Russian hors d’oeuvres as well as music provided by Dr. Williams Wieland, professor of music at NSU, on the pump organ. This event is free and open to the public.

Audio Exhibit Created for Display

Posted By: Robert Russell, 09/13/18

Submerge yourself in the rich history of South Dakota Germans from Russia with our expansive collection of audio recordings. With iPad stations for convenient listening, you can listen to songs, stories and oral interviews of the past.

New Collections Being Added

Posted By: Robert Russell, 07/19/18

Thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors, our staff has been hard at work unpacking new items. Explore collections from South Dakota and other states such as Minnesota, Colorado, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Montana, Virginia and California. There’s always something new to see.