The path to creating a museum is seldom without obstacles, hurdles, and ample detours. Yankton County’s Mead Cultural Education Center is no exception. The road that finally led to the opening of this new facility held a wealth of twists and turns since its earliest beginnings in 1861.
At that time, Yankton was Dakota Territory’s capitol city. In 1861 a local group attempted to organize a museum, which instead evolved into the Old Settlers Association of Dakota Territory. That newly formed organization was housed in Yankton’s state capitol building.
Read the entire story in the latest edition of Living Here magazine.
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