Upcoming Events

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 2014-15 Events
 

Date Event Title Place Time
Friday, October 10-Saturday, February 21
"Forbidden Landscapes: The Secrets of Northern Norway" featuring the landscape photography of Lars Westvig

CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave.

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
on Saturdays.

Tuesday, October 28 The Boe Forum on Public Affairs with Robbie Bach, former Microsoft Executive, on “Privacy at Risk: Challenges to Protecting Personal Identity and Data" Elmen Center 7:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, February 27 - March 1 35th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale TBD TBD
Friday-Saturday, April 24-25 47th Dakota Conference: "Where the West Begins? – Geography, Identity, and Promise" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. TBD

 

Past 2013-14 Events
 

Date Event Title Place Time
Monday,
November 4
The Boe Forum on Public Affairs with Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah, 2012 presidential candidate, and former U.S. ambassador to China and Singapore Elmen Center 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 9 Saturdays at CWS: Minnesota author Kent Nerburn with his new book, The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo. CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. Noon-2 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4 Closing Reception for Why Are We? — Carl Grupp Retrospective with Carl Grupp and Darwin Sletten CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 5-7 p.m.
Monday, January 6-Saturday, May 31 The Art of Cathleen Benberg and Steve Beaubien En Plein Air CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Monday, February 3 OLLI class: Center for Western Studies Tour. Members of OLLI can sign up for this behind the scenes tour of the Center for Western Studies' cultural, artistic, and historical galleries, including an exploration of the archives and research options available. CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 2-4 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, February 14-16 34th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale Holiday Inn City Center 5-9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday
Saturday, February 22 Saturdays at CWS: "Scrapbooking from an Archivist's Perspective" with Liz Thrond, CWS collections assistant and amateur scrapbooker CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10-11 a.m.
Thursday-Friday, April 10-11 12th Annual Books and More Sale CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. April 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | April 11, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, April 25-26 46th Dakota Conference: The Great War and the Northern Plains (1914-2014) CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. April 25, 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. | April 26, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 17 Saturdays at CWS: "Doll Clinic" with Alice Gould of Forever Young Doll Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10-11 a.m.
Tuesday, June 10 25th Annual June Event CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 6 p.m.
Monday, June 10-
Saturday, September 27
South Dakota 2014 Art Exhibit and Sale: Observing the State's 125th Anniversary CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Thursday, June 12 Reception for "South Dakota 2014 Art Exhibit and Sale: Observing the State's 125th Anniversary" CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, September 6 Saturdays at CWS: Artist Chris Francis of East of Egan Studio will discuss his work, including his piece in South Dakota 2014 Art Exhibit and Sale: Observing the State's 125th Anniversary, currently on exhibit at CWS. CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 10 a.m.
Monday, September 8 First day to reserve free tickets for the Boe Forum on Public Affairs www.augietickets.com, CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave., Augustana Box Office at Morrison Commons 8 a.m.
Thursday, September 25 South Dakota Festival of Books Author Reception, a Festival fundraiser sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council. Purchase tickets here. CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, September 26-28 South Dakota Festival of Books: Be sure to stop by the CWS booth in the Exhibitors' Hall and pick up a copy of our newest publication, "Reveille for Sioux Falls" by Dr. Lynwood E. Oyos. His festival presentation on the book is Friday at 3 p.m. Holiday Inn City Center in Sioux Falls, SD Exhibitors' Hall: 2-5 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday
Wednesday - Saturday, October 8-11 Northern Great Plains History Conference: "The War to End All Wars: A Century of Consequences": Stop by the CWS booth in the Publication Exhibit to pick up a copy of "Reveille for Sioux Falls" by Dr. Lynwood E. Oyos and other recent CWS publications. Collections Assistant Liz Thrond presents on the CWS Digital Collections (Friday, 10 a.m.). Executive Director Harry Thompson chairs sessions on the revival of Midwestern History (Thursday, 10 a.m.) and the World War I homefront (Thursday, 1:30 p.m.) Holiday Inn City Center in Sioux Falls, SD Conference:
7-9 p.m. on Wednesday,
8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday,
7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday,
8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday
Friday, October 10 Rendezvous Presentation on Norway, featuring the Norwegian students studying at Augustana College CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 3-4 p.m.
Friday, October 10 Reception for "Forbidden Landscapes: The Secrets of Northern Norway" featuring the landscape photography of Lars Westvig CWS Fantle Building at 2121 S. Summit Ave. 4-6 p.m.