Exhibit Explores Nature’s Impact on South Dakota

An interactive exhibit, Weathering the Storm: Nature’s Impact on South Dakota, will be at Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, from Friday, April 5, 2019, through Monday, May 6, 2019, during regular library hours.

Created by the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, it illustrates the power of climate today and in the time of pioneers, as chronicled by Caroline Fraser in the 2019 One Book Siouxland, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. “Scientists estimate that it took a thousand years for an inch of topsoil to accumulate on the arid high plains. It was the work of a moment to blow it away. Topsoil exposed by the disk plows turned to dust, and the dust began to eddy, roil, and lift on the wind . . .”

From Lakota Winter Counts to satellite imagery, the exhibit explores how we document major weather events that have left lasting impressions on our landscape.

Weathering the Storm: Nature’s Impact on South Dakota is a traveling exhibition developed by South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, AmericanView, and South Dakota View.

For more information, please call Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library (367-8700) or visit www.siouxlandlib.org.

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605‑367‑8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY), or humanrelations@siouxfalls.org at least 72 hours before the event.

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