The early registration deadline for this year's annual history conference of the South Dakota State Historical Society is Friday, March 23.
Sports and recreation have strong traditions in South Dakota, and those two topics will be examined during "Playing on the Plains," this year's conference theme, April 13-14 at the Ramkota in Pierre.
Among the featured speakers are Gov. Dennis Daugaard; John Cooper, former secretary of the Department of Game, Fish and Parks; and nationally-known sports journalist Mel Antonen.
You don't have to be a member of the State Historical Society to attend the conference, although society members receive a discount. Twelve continuing education contact hours are being offered towards a teacher certificate renewal credit.
For more information, visit history.sd.gov or call (605) 773-6000.