Gwen McCausland

Library of Congress

In The Moment ... October 29, 2019 Show 689 Hour 1

Rural electrification programs in the mid-20th century made an impact on rural life in South Dakota. We went from oil lamps to light bulbs - and then farmers had access to all sorts of new tools which made for a different way of doing things.

Gwen McCausland is with the South Dakota Ag Heritage Museum in Brookings. She visits about rural electrification as she joins In The Moment from the Jeanine Basinger Studio at SDSU in Brookings.

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Brookings

In The Moment ... September 16, 2019 Show 659 Hour 2

Halvor Solberg developed the curriculum for the mechanical engineering department at South Dakota State University in Brookings. During his 4 decade tenure at SDSU he not only taught classes, he also designed the building that now bears his name on campus. 

Gwen McCausland is the director of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum in Brookings and joins us today for Images of the Past with more on Halvor Solberg.

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Brookings

In The Moment ... May 13, 2019 Show 574 Hour 2

Ralph Patty laid the groundwork for rammed earth construction making it a big part of the modern, sustainable architecture movement three decades after his death. Gwen McCausland is the director of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage museum in Brookings. McCausland tells us more about Patty in today's Images of the Past.

In The Moment ... February 25, 2019 Show 522 Hour 2

Joseph Hutton had quite a bit of knowledge of soil science. Hutton was a professor of agronomy at South Dakota State University from 1911 until 1939. His knowledge was so deep that it allowed him to foresee the Dust Bowl before it happened. Gwen McCausland is the director of the SD Agricultural Heritage Museum in Brookings. She joins us today with more on Mr. Hutton in today's Images of the Past.