Visit the Center for Western Studies

As of Monday, July 6, 2020, the Center for Western Studies resumed normal hours of operation. Visitors are asked to abide by the following guidelines:

  • Per Augustana University policy, masks are required in all indoor public spaces on campus, including the Center for Western Studies. 
  • Practice social distancing and stay at least six feet from others while exploring the exhibit spaces. 
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Hand sanitizer stations are available for visitors and staff.
  • Additional policies will apply to research appointments. 

Please contact us at 605.274.4007 or with questions.

In an effort to educate about the diverse cultures of the Northern Plains, the Center has many artifacts and works of art on display. Come view the current gallery exhibition. Or explore exhibits on permanent and changing themes which demonstrate the range of art, artifact, and archival holdings at CWS. The Center for Western Studies is located in the Fantle Building (at 2121 S. Summit Ave.) on the Augustana University campus. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. We encourage groups to call (605.274.4007) in advance.




Hours:Fantle Building, 2011

Museum and Gallery

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Monday-Friday by appointment.

The Center is closed on major holidays.