Museum receives $1,000; Sommerfest is June 23

Museum receives $1,000; Sommerfest is June 23
The Friends of the W.H. Over Museum have received a $500 discretionary donation from the Vermillion Lions Club.� That donation represents the continuation of a 51-year tradition of continuous support the Lions Club has given to the W.H. Over Museum.�Thank you, Vermillion Lions, for your continued support.

The Friends of the W. H. Over Museum (FOM) raised over $500 at their Annual Rummage and Bake Sale this past weekend.�Thank you to area residents, FOM members, volunteers, and area visitors who contributed to, and/or participated in, that event. Your support and participation is appreciated.


Funds from Lions Club and the Rummage Sale will be used to help the FOM continue to operate Dakota Territory's first museum and continue the legacy of South Dakota's first archeologist, William Henry Over � the legacy of preserving South Dakota's history and cultures and passing them on to current and future generations.

An annual cultural event (Sommerfest) will be observed at the Dalesburg Lutheran Church �Friday, June 23. The FOM and W.H. Over Museum Gift Shop will continue its tradition of having a table at that event.

Art objects from the Curtis Fallon Collection are on display in Sletwold Hall through

the end of this month. The FOM has received permission to digitally photograph all but three of the objects in that art collection as part of the preliminary phases of establishing a virtual museum on the museum's Web site. Funds for that project have been provided through a grant from the Sheldon F. Reese Foundation.

Parents interested in having their fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade children participate in the one-week Summer Day Camp in archaeology at the museum�should contact the museum office (677-5228) between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. for details. USD Anthropology/Archeology students will be pilot testing programs they developed for a course taught by Dr. Larry Bradley this past spring. Sessions are limited to 10 students to facilitate "hands-on" learning activities. Additional sessions may be conducted if demand, instructor availability and scheduling allow.

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