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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2000
CHILDREN’S SCIENCE CENTER TO HOST SPECIAL MOTHER’S
DAY EVENT, SUNDAY MAY 14
To mark Mother’s Day and the start of National Historic Preservation Week the Children’s Science Center will present Discover South Dakota with Treasures from Grandma’s Attic. There will be a demonstration of the Historic Rapid City project by student historians from Rapid Valley Elementary School. The Science Center will also have information on the renovations to the Center’s own historic structure. Admission to the Science Center will be FREE to all visitors for the special day of activities.
The students from Rapid Valley will be doing continuous demonstrations from 1: 00 to 3: 00 pm. The demonstrations will include computer programs that the visitors can try called Timeliner. Timeliner creates a timeline showing the development of the Rapid City Downtown Historic District. At 2: 00 pm there will be a presentation on the Science Center's building's history and future plans.
A movie entitled “ Every Building Has A Story To Tell” will be shown in the North Wing of the Science Center at 1: 00, 1: 30, and 2: 30 pm. The movie, a collaborative effort between teachers and students at Rapid Valley Elementary, documents the history of buildings in the Rapid City downtown historic district.
At 3: 00 PM Rhonda Buell Schier, granddaughter of Rapid City pioneers, Charles and Maud Buell, will take you for a trip into local history with treasures from the 1889 Buell House. Ms. Schier will engage your interest, intellect and imagination with primary source documents and historic artifacts. Learn about people, places and politics through photographs, letters and newspaper stories. As a curriculum writer and piloting teacher of the telecollaborative project, Discover South Dakota, Rhonda shows how these “ whatchamacallits”, “ whochamacallits”, and “ wherechamacallits” bring history alive in ways textbooks cannot. Learn how to infuse history with electronic tools such as Timeliner, Neighborhood Map Machine, and Community Construction Kit.
The Children’s Science Center is located at 515 West Boulevard. Normal hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9: 00 am – 5: 00 pm; Saturday 10: 00 am – 4: 00 pm. Admission is $ 3/ person or $ 2/ person for groups with advance reservations. For more information about the May 14 event, or general information, call 605.394.6996.
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