Siouxland Heritage Museums

Images of the Past: The Manchester Biscuit Company

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In The Moment … May 4, 2020 Show 809 Hour 2

Images of the Past allows us an opportunity to go back in time and learn about what shaped South Dakota. Today we shine the light on a company that began operating in the early 1900s and had locations in several South Dakota cities like Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. Bill Hoskins is the director of the Siouxland Heritage Museums in Sioux Falls, he joins us to tell us about the Manchester Biscuit Company. 


Images Of The Past: The Bottle & The Ballot

Jan 6, 2020
South Dakota State Archives

In The Moment ... January 6, 2020 Show 727 Hour 2 There is an exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum that educates us on both prohibition and women's suffrage. This is exhibit is free, open to the public, and focuses both on the national and local levels of both these historic issues. Joining us to talk more are Kevin Gansz, the curator of education, and Ben Devlin, the exhibits' assistant at Siouxland Heritage Museums.

Siouxland Heritage Museums

In The Moment ... November 27, 2017 Show 227 Hour 2

A new exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum tells the story of the Sioux Falls entertainment industry. "Theatres: Stage to Screen" looks at more than 25 theatres from the 1880s to today. It's also the topic of this week's Images of the Past.  Adam Nelson is Marketing Coordinator for the Siouxland Heritage Museums in Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... November 14, 2017 Show 219 Hour 2 

Dave Rambow is a wet plate photographer, historian, author, and actor/re-enactor. He joins us to talk about his upcoming presentation (Sunday, November 19, 2:00 p.m.) at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls, where he portrays a WWI German Soldier.

In The Moment ... August 1, 2017 Show 146 Hour 2

A diverse law enforcement team can be a more empathetic and community-oriented team. The most diverse class of new Highway Patrol officers recently graduated from training in Pierre. Joining us with insight is Colonel Craig Price. He's superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


In The Moment ... April 3, 2017 Show 063 Hour 1

The Siouxland Heritage Museums presents "World War I: The Great War Exhibit." It opens April 6 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls. Bill Hoskins is director of the Siouxland Heritage Museums. He joins us to talk about the exhibit and the legacy of the war in South Dakota. Then Bob Bosse (SDPB Director of Television) is with us to talk about upcoming WWI programming on SDPB-TV.

A historic home holds a past full of architectural surprises and stories. Kevin Ganz of Siouxland Heritage Museums in Sioux Falls discusses a chance for South Dakotans to experience some of the community's rich history during the 2016 Historic Homes Tour. Tour attendees will visit three historic homes in the Cathedral district of Sioux Falls. Ganz also mentions some interesting historic details and styles to expect on Thursday's tour.

Siouxland Heritage Museums Director Bill Hoskins tells the story of the Drake Polishing Works, one of the earliest businesses in Sioux Falls.

Images of the Past tells the stories of South Dakota in photos, video, and words.

For this week's Images of the Past, Bill Hoskins, director of Siouxland Heritage Museums, tells the story of Camp Dewey in Sioux Falls. The camp served as a rendezvous for around 1,000 South Dakotans called into action in response to the downing of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898. How those men ended up ill-prepared for action in the Philippines rounds out the story of a South Dakota military contribution.

We all have stories to tell about the greatest blizzard on record … at least in the record of our own imaginations. For this week's Images of the Past, Bill Hoskins, director of the Siouxland Heritage Museumes, shares the story of the Blizzard of 1909 - forecasted via telegraph, traveled with the help of skis and bobsleds, and cleared with an early version of the snowblower.

The Queen Bee Mill is one of the most recognizable historical landmarks in Sioux Falls. Siouxland Heritage Museums director Bill Hoskins tells the story of the mill's origins, the drought that shut down operations and the fire, that gutted the mill in 1956.

Dakota Midday: Images Of The Past Preview

Sep 14, 2015
Siouxland Heritage Museums

Brian Gevik, online services and television producer for South Dakota Public Broadcasting, previewed a new season of Images of the Past.  He was joined by Bill Hoskins, Director of the Siouxland Heritage Museums.  The new Images of the Past series opens with Thomas Fawick and the Fawick Flyer.  The Fawick Flyer was built in Sioux Falls and is currently on display at the Old Courthouse Museum.  Dakota Midday will share an Images of the Past segment each week.