South Dakota National Guard Museum to Hold Open House Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brings an open house and ribbon cutting event to the South Dakota National Guard Museum. The facility was recently the focus of renovation work.  Museum Director Sonja Johnson says the museum closed in February and once work was complete-it began to re-open for public visits in May.  Johnson says lots of work has been done to the building this year.

Johnson says recent visitors have noted the changes that have been made.  She says displays have also been modified.

Johnson says the South Dakota National Guard Museum is focused on highlighting the history of South Dakota’s National Guard and Air National Guard.

The last time the museum saw remodeling work, according to Johnson was in the 1980’s.  The museum is located at 301 East Dakota Avenue in Pierre.  Tomorrow’s open house will be from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., with a ribbon cutting planned at 5:00 p.m.