|Admission will be free all day and a public reception with refreshments will be held from 1-4 p.m. Museum staff will be on hand to speak with visitors and answer questions about the exhibit.
Furniture: The Fancy & The Functional is about furniture found in the home, and the myriad of information one can learn from a careful study of both the fancy and functional materials in today’s homes and those of the past. From a famous wooden desk to a metal dinette set, all of the artifacts displayed in the exhibit come from the permanent collection of the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society. Some of the furniture on display has never been exhibited before.
Hands-on activities include building a chair and designing two 12-by-12-inch “rooms” with choices of floor coverings, wallpaper and furniture. There is a comfortable sofa for relaxing and reading more about furniture in American society or watching videos about crafts and design.
Contact: For more information contact the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center at 605-773-3458. Website: http://history.sd.gov/Museum/exhibits/upcoming.aspx