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The 2018 South Dakota State Historical Society History Conference will be April 27–28 at the Ramkota Best Western Hotel in Rapid City.

This year's theme is “Infinite Variety: Past, Present, Future.” Sessions will be focused on the variety of South Dakota’s people and what made us what we are.

Friday’s luncheon speaker is Bill Walsh. His talk, “A Tale of Two States: Myth or Reality?” will take a look at the state’s East River/West River cultural gap. 

Other speakers include Lynn Alex, Dr. Linea Sundstrom, M. J. Adams, Brian Stambaugh, Rick Mills, Dr. David Wolff, Mike Runge, Dr. Lilah Morton Pengra, Dr. Craig Howe, Dr. David Posthumus, Dr. Armik Mirzayan, Francis Whitebird, Dr. Molly Rozum, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve and Mike Casler.

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There will be a pre-conference event to meet the authors and book signing on Thursday evening at Arrowhead Country Club and a conference reception at the Dahl Arts Center on Friday evening.

The annual Governor’s Awards for History will be awarded at Saturday’s luncheon.

For more information or to register, visit history.sd.gov or call 773-6000.

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