Information on the 2016 South Dakota History Conference in Pierre has been posted online, link here. The conference theme is “Everyone Eats” on South Dakota food heritage. There are links to the schedule and speakers, and to registration forms. Early registration goes until April 8, and the conference itself is April 29-30.
The keynote speaker will be Susan Evans McClure, Director of Smithsonian Food History Programs at the National Museum of American History. Other topics are on brewing history (by the state archives’ Ken Stewart), restaurants (by South Dakota Magazine editor Bernie Hunhoff), heirloom recipes, Germans-from-Russia foodways, the pioneer kitchen, harvesting food and medicine by Sioux tribes, Sioux Falls drive-ins, and SDSU ice cream.