SDNG Museum to Host Anniversary Party Next Month

National Guard Museum


PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard is celebrating 150 years of service and to commemorate the anniversary, the SDNG Museum in Pierre is hosting an event next month. Sonja Johnson, museum director, says everyone is invited to the museum Saturday, June 9 from 10-4 to learn about the rich history of the Guard. Steve Harding, Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of the Military, says the local museum showcases weapons, uniforms and other items carried or worn by Guardsmen from the Civil War to the Gulf War. He says next month’s anniversary party will educate visitors on the history of the Guard. Besides tours, participants will get the chance to compete in games and enjoy birthday cake. Guests can also sign a life-size anniversary card that Johnson will present to Major General Timothy Reisch, Adjutant General of the Guard. Johnson hopes to see 400 or more people attend the celebration. The museum is located at 301 East Dakota Avenue in Pierre.

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