30 May

History Happy Hour: Abandoned South Dakota

  • 21 & Up


Enjoy an evening discussing topics that relate to the history of Sioux Falls with beverages, snacks, and fun conversation with fellow history enthusiasts at History Happy Hour at the Pettigrew Museum!

Photographer Abby Bischoff began taking an extra hard look at the abandoned homes dotting the South Dakota landscape, and she wanted to tell the story of these homes. While many people see abandonment, loneliness, or loss in the photos, Abby thinks the inverse is also true. There’s something so hopeful and strong about a house that’s still standing after years of exposure and no upkeep. They seem to serve as a monument to the people that built them. History Happy Hour will be held in the Pettigrew Museum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Space is limited, $10 advance tickets are available at the Old Courthouse Museum. Call (605)367-7097 for information. 21 and over.