Frequent and varied events — such as lectures, art shows and workshops — play an active role in the continuing vitality and momentum of the Center for Western Studies.
Upcoming 2016-2017 Events
|Monday, October 31-Friday, January 20||8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month|
Friday-Sunday, February 17-19
|37th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale||TBD|
|Spring 2017||Gallery exhibition featuring the work of Jan Sohl||8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month|
|Monday, March 20||Boe Forum on Public Affairs||7:30 p.m.|
|Friday-Saturday, April 21-22||49th Dakota Conference: "Religion and Spirituality in the Northern Plains: Observing the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation"||TBD|
|Thursday-Friday, April 27-28||15th Annual Books & More Sale||TBD|
|Summer 2017||Weathered: The Northern Plains Landscape as Shaped by the Elements, a gallery exhibition||8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month|
Past 2016 Events
|Monday, January 25-Saturday, April 9||I Have The Honor To Report: Hiawatha Asylum Exhibit, a gallery exhibition featuring the works of the Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux artist collective||8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays|
|Wednesday, January 27||Reception for I Have the Honor to Report: Hiawatha Asylum Exhibit, featuring the works of the Blood Run Artworks of the Big Sioux artist collective||5-6 p.m.|
|Friday-Sunday, February 5-7||36th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale||5 - 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday|
|Tuesday, February 23||Booksigning with Wendell Grangaard, author of the new book, "The Seeing is Sacred Through the Eye of the Heart': Documenting the Weapons Used at the Little Big Horn". Copies will be available at the event and in the CWS Gift Shop.
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|Wednesday, March 9||20th Annual Boe Forum on Public Affairs – Canceled, see official news release.||7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 10||Reception for Dr. Elizabeth Fenn, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People. Copies of this fascinating new history of a regional culture are available in the CWS Gift Shop.||3-4 p.m.|
|Saturday, April 2||Gallery Talk for I Have the Honor to Report: Hiwawatha Asylum Exhibit, featuring Jerry Fogg and Anne Dilenschneider, members of the Keepers of the Canton Native Asylum Story.||4-7 p.m.|
|Thursday-Friday, April 14-15||13th Annual Books & More Sale||Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
|Monday, April 18-Friday, July 15||A View From Here: Commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service, an exhibition of South Dakota landscape photography||8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month|
|Friday-Saturday, April 22-23||48th Annual Dakota Conference: World War II Comes to the Northern Plains, 1941-2016||
Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
|Tuesday, May 3||Reception for A View From Here: Commemorating the Centennial of the National Park Service||4-6 p.m.|
|Friday-Saturday, July 22-23||Augustana Academy Days Reunion: Come see a special exhibit of Augustana Academy memorabilia at the Center for Western Studies||Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Monday, July 25-Saturday, October 22||Rivers, Wings & Sky: A Collaborative Exhibit of Nancy Losacker’s Mosaics and Norma Wilson’s Poems, a gallery exhibition||8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month|
|Wednesday, August 24||Reception for River, Wings & Sky: A Collaborative Exhibit of Nancy Losacker's Mosaics and Normal Wilson's Poems||5-7 p.m.|
|Saturday, September 17||Saturdays at CWS: "Rivers, Wings & Sky: The Art of Collaboration," a program presented by artist Nancy Losacker and poet Norma C. Wilson, in conjunction with their exhibition of the same name||10 a.m.|
|Saturday, September 24||Saturdays at CWS: "Teddy Comes to South Dakota" with Reverend Dave Johnson||10 a.m.|
|Wednesday, October 26||CWS After Hours: Book signing with Wayne Fanebust, author of Outlaw Dakota||6-7 p.m. The author will speak at 6:30 p.m.|
|Friday, November 4||Reception for The Cadence of Grass,
a gallery exhibition featuring the work of Michael Paul. Members of the Augustana University percussion ensemble will also perform.
|Saturday, November 5||Saturdays at CWS: "Digital Preservation and You" with CWS Digital Technician Wyeth Lynch||10:30-11:30 a.m.|
|Tuesday, November 15||Native American Observations of Weather and Climate presentation with Kevin Gallo||3 p.m.|