Help us to replace our building awnings. The South Dakota wind has taken a toll on the striped canopies that festoon our historic building. Awnings not only add the appropriate aesthetic to the Romanesque profile of the building but also provide needed shade to the 9ft tall windows on the first floor. Even though the windows are specially designed to block UV light that might shine on artifacts on display, the added protection of the awnings is needed.
These awnings were last replaced about 10 years ago and after many patches and repairs, that’s about the maximum life of the canvas that is exposed to the wind, snow, rain, hail, and did we mention wind of the Dakota plains. Fabric design fitting to the 19th-century look of the museum building will be chosen.
How can you help?
Please consider a contribution towards our “AWNING REPLACEMENT PROJECT.” Your funds will give the museum a fresh look and something that attracts visitors to our historic building for many years to come.
Thank you for your support!