“Art of Place” Raises Awareness for Historic Places

Photo Walk in Downtown Pierre

Photo Walk in Downtown Pierre

History lovers and art enthusiasts alike enjoyed “The Art of Place” event held May 18 in Pierre.  Preserve South Dakota partnered with the South Dakota State Historical Society and the Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) to present a full day of history- and art-themed sessions aimed at raising awareness for the wonderful historic resources in the capital area.  Among the day’s sessions were a sketching session from the Verendrye Mounument in Fort Pierre; a photo walk of downtown Pierre; a guided tour of Riverside Cemetery; and a presentation on historic properties by the HPC.  Throughout the day, the headquarters at the Pierre Area Senior Citizens Center was open to the public and offered several opportunities to try a variety of art techniques.

Cemetery Tour

Tour of Riverside Cemetery

But the event isn’t done yet!  The public is invited to display original works of art that celebrate the capital area’s historic places at Oahe Days, June 22 and 23.  The art show will continue to raise awareness and support for the wonderful resources in the Pierre area.  Submissions may be any medium (photography, painting, drawing, etc.) but should focus on historic resources in Pierre or Fort Pierre.  To register for the Oahe Days art show, download the Registration Form.  Registration is free!  Help us show off Pierre and Fort Pierre’s great historic treasures at Oahe Days, June 22 and 23!

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