New Date for Part One on Robert Leroy Anderson Murder Case

The first in a two-part series on the Robert LeRoy Anderson Murder Case will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at The History Club.

Listen as the Honorable Larry Long discusses the Robert Leroy Anderson murder case in this two part series – Tuesday, March 13th and Tuesday, April 3rd at 5:45pm.





Two Part Series on Robert Leroy Anderson Murder Case

In the summer of 1996, Robert LeRoy Anderson came to the door of the Streyle family, pretending to be interested in sending his kids to the bible camp the family ran. A few days later, Piper Streyle was abducted from her home. Though her body was never found, Anderson was convicted of the rape and murder of Streyle. He was also found guilty of the murder of Larisa Dumansky.

Listen as the Honorable Larry Long discusses the Robert Leroy Anderson murder case in this two part series – Tuesday, March 6th and Tuesday, April 3rd at 5:45pm.

South Dakota Wines and Chocolate

The History Club’s February meeting begins at 5:45 PM on Tuesday, February 6th.  

We will learn about the history of winemaking in South Dakota, sample some local wines and enjoy a variety of goodies dipped in a chocolate fountain. Our speaker, Denise DePaolo, is the co-author of South Dakota Wine: A Fruitful History. Denise will educate us about local fruit, settler’s early wine making traditions, the development of grapes that survive the SD climate. She can tell stories about SD wineries and answer questions about pairing wine with chocolate or other food.

Please invite a friend or your spouse to join in this special event. The more the merrier! There will be an opportunity to purchase the book at a discounted price of $15.  We hope to see you at the meeting!

January 9,2018 5:45pm General Meeting

Begin the new year with David Jal, former child soldier from the Khor Wakow region of Sudan, one of the “lost boys of Sudan.” Forced into the army at age 8, he was shot, then injured from a grenade. While receiving medical treatment, he lost contact with his family. Moving from one refugee camp to another trying to survive, David eventually immigrated to the U.S. at age 19, and has lived in Sioux Falls for 22 years. He speaks six languages, has earned his GED, a college degree from USD, got married, and works as a probation officer for Minnehaha County. With the money he earns, he has started a school project to educate children in his home region. Most notably, he met with the Tribal Chief to convince the Chief that girls should be allowed to attend school instead of being forced to grind corn, an inspiring story! Come and hear about it!


All Saints Neighborhood “National Night Out”

The History CLub’s annual picnic will be in conjunction with the All Saints Neighborhood “National Night Out” at Lyon Park on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

All Saints Neighborhood has invited The History Club to join them in celebrating National Night Out. Hot dogs, lemonade, plates and serving utensils will be provided. Bring a dish to pass and lawn chair for seating.

Summer Schedule

There will be no General Meeting in July.

On August 1, we will hold our Annual Potluck Picnic. Watch for more details to come. Enjoy the summer!

Tea Society Fun

A Tea was held on June 17 at The History Club.  Thanks to the hostesses and to all who attended. It was a delightful afternoon.

Enjoying the June Tea!

Enjoying the June Tea!


Visit the Stockyards Ag Experience Barn

Visit the Stockyards Ag Experience Barn on a Special Tour guided by
Executive Director Jennifer Hoesing.  June 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm
The Stockyards Ag Experience Barn opened in March 2017 with a mission of connecting visitors to agriculture. History Club members will explore the Barn’s two exhibits: the Stockyards history exhibit which interprets the 92-year history of the Sioux Falls Stockyards and the Farm to Table story, which connects that rich historical legacy to the interpretation of contemporary ag. Learn about food and farming, all in the historic 1880s barn at Falls ParkPlease consider a small donation!

For those who would like to go to Jackie’s Guatemalan Restaurant near 8th and Railroad after the tour, please contact Julie Johnson at  She will reserve a room for members…so, please respond soon!

Nordland Heritage Park Tour

Tour the Nordland Heritage Park with David Hildebrandt on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 pm.
Heritage Park, located on the Augustana University campus, is home to the cabin in which Ole Rolvaag wrote Giants in the Earth, as well as the childhood home of Rolvaag’s bride, Jennie Berdahl, and Beaver Creek Lutheran Church and the Eggers School House.
Please gather at the little white Beaver Creek Lutheran Church on the Augustana campus just west of Our Saviors Lutheran Church on 33rd Street.  1111 W. 33rd St.  Friends are welcome!
No meeting will be held at the History Club in May.
History Club of Sioux Falls