By South Dakota Public Broadcasting
SDPB Television takes viewers on a journey through time with a program based on rare film footage of the 1912 State Fair in Huron.
“Images of the Past: The South Dakota State Fair” takes us back a century, to a time when people dressed up for the Fair and our agricultural roots were a far larger part of South Dakota life. It premieres on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 8:30 p.m.
The 17 minutes of silent film included in the program reveals culture and lifestyles of the past. The film was provided by the South Dakota State Historical Society. We’ll learn how the historic film was discovered, look at some of the same locations a century later and see some vintage photographs, as well. Brian Gevik, SDPB Producer for the program, also provides the narration for the half-hour documentary.
The program also will become part of SDPB Online’s educational resources with suggested discussion topics and activities for classroom use at SDPB.org/Edu.