PSD Participates in Christmas at the Capitol

Preserve South Dakota is excited to participate in Pierre’s annual Christmas at the Capitol celebration this year.  The event, which was established by Governor Janklow in 1980, sees the entire State Capitol filled to bursting with Christmas trees decked out in their holiday finery to celebrate the holiday season.  Local and statewide organizations, agencies, and corporations are selected each year to decorate the trees.  Tens of thousands of visitors flock to the Capitol between Thanksgiving and Christmas to see the remarkable display.  This is the first year that PSD has been invited to participate.

PSD decorated its tree to showcase several of South Dakota’s historic treasures, choosing one barn, one church, one house, one school, and one downtown scene as representative of the architectural heritage that PSD works to preserve.  Photographs of these historic buildings were made into ornaments and paired with more traditional ornaments, ribbons, and lights to create a distinctive display.  Check out the photos of the historic buildings on our Facebook page and see if you can identify them! 

PSD wishes to thank the South Dakota State Historical Society, in particular the State Archives and the State Historic Preservation Office, for their assistance in selecting historic photographs. The photograph ornaments truly created a lovely and unique Christmas tree!

For more information on Christmas at the Capitol, click here for the official website.



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