Authorization:
Chapter 1-18 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Activities:
Serves as the state review board under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), promulgates the administrative rules (ARSD Article 24:52), reviews Deadwood Fund grant applications, reviews property tax moratoriums, reviews deaccessions from the Society's collection, and receives reports on activities and programs.
Organization:
Attached to the Department of Education
Composition:
Twelve members, SIX appointed by the Governor, one must be an historian and one an architect. Six are elected by the membership of the SD State Historical Society; one must be an archivist, one an architectural historian and one an archaeologist. Not all from the same political party.
Term of Appointment:
Three year, staggered terms

Contact Info:
(605) 773-3458

Mission Statement:
The South Dakota State Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets and promotes the history of the people of South Dakota.