Visit the Center for Western Studies

Visit the CWS

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.

Center for Western Studies

Per Augustana University policy, individuals who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are encouraged to wear a mask indoors. Individuals who chose not to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are expected to wear a mask indoors.


Museum and Gallery

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


Monday-Friday by appointment.

The Center is closed on major holidays. Check our Facebook or Twitter accounts for closure information.