Pick up your picket at the Over

Pick up your picket at the Over The pickets are now available at the W.H. Over Museum for the Paint a Picket Contest. In connection with the coming of the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, Between Fences, community members are invited to â�?�?Pick Up a Picket at the Overâ�? to decorate and have displayed as part of this historic exhibit. Contestants may purchase plain â�?�?picketsâ�? at the office of the W.H. Over Museum ($5 for a 6â�?x 4â�?�? picket). This coming Saturday, Sept. 13, the W H. Over will have a table at the Vermillion Arts Council fair to sell pickets and advertise Between Fences. The entire community is invited to participate in the Paint a Picket Contest. Families, individuals, local groups (scouts, etc.) are encouraged to purchase pickets and decorate them as they wish. The decorated pickets will be collected and assembled onto a picket fence frame at the museum. Museum visitors will vote for winning pickets in each category. Possible themes you might choose include: family history, settlers, state history, ranching, homemaking, mining, childrenâ�?�?s games, etc. Painted pickets may be brought to the W.H. Over Museum anytime; we will start fastening them to the fence rails on Monday, Sept. 22 and 23. There is no deadline for turning in the pickets. Since voting begins when the exhibit opens, the sooner your picket is added to the fence, the more visitors will have a chance to see it and vote for it.�? Check the Web site for more details about the Paint a Picket Contest and entry form. Prizes will be awarded at the closing program on Sunday, Nov. 2, when you may claim your picket and prize. Note: There will be a special section of fence reserved for pickets honoring veterans or service men and women. This fence will be honored during the Oct. 30 Thursday evening program at the Over featuring a veteransâ�?�? panel. All writers and poets out there are encouraged to check out the Between Fences writing contest by going to the Web site: www.between fencesvermillion.org. Similarly, photographers are encouraged to enter the open photography contest. On Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 24-25, the South Dakota Humanities Council and the Museum on Main Street will conduct a statewide workshop at the W.H. Over Museum to train the museum staffs from all six museums in South Dakota hosting Between Fences. They will learn how to setup, care for and pack up the exhibit on Wednesday afternoon; and there will be training for docents (tour guides) on Thursday morning.�? The schedule for Between Fences in South Dakota is: Sept.�? 24-Nov. 2,: W.H. Over Museum, Vermillion. Nov. 8-Dec. 21,: Pollock Visitor and Interpretive Center, Pollock. Dec. 27, 2008-Feb. 8, 2009: South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Brookings. Feb. 14-March 29, 2009: South Dakota Hall of Fame, Chamberlain. April. 4-May 19, 2009: Sturgis Public Library, Sturgis. May 23-July 4, 2009: Miner County Rural Life Museum, Howard. Between Fences will have its grand opening on Sept. 25 and run through Nov. 2. The W. H. Over Museum will have special hours for this exhibit and so will be open 9-5 Monday-Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday. For more information call W.H. Over Museum (605-677-5228) or Nancy Hodgson (605-957-4686) or email: whover@usd.edu or nhodgson@iw.net. Check Web sites: www.whovermu seum.org or www.between fencesvermillion.org

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