When you become an HHM&A Member, you help us keep the doors open and the lights on as we strive to preserve and share the history and the stories of the greater Freeman area. Together, we hope to educate and inspire future generations to appreciate and learn from those who have gone before. Each membership/sponsorship includes a set number of annual passes good for year-round, free admission to the museum. Any accompanying students are just $1 each. Regular admission fees are $8 for adults and $4 for students (pre-school children are always free).
Levels start at Bronze ($250)
Individuals or businesses interested in making a profound and lasting impact are encourage to contact Marnette (Ortman) Hofer at 605-925-7545 or 605) 321-7901.
We are always in need of individuals willing to act as museum tour guides, assist with research or conservation of artifacts, to fix or clean, help with particular projects or plan special events. If you love history – or are just looking for something different and interesting to do! – we would love to visit about ways you can help at HHM&A. No experience is required and we will be happy to provide on-site training in your area of interest. Whether you can give a couple of hours each week or one day every once-in-awhile, we will accommodate your schedule as best we can!
As a self-sustaining, non-profit organization, we rely totally on admissions, memberships and donations in order to operate. We appreciate any and every donation to the work we do, as the collection is vast and the needs are many. Please join us in helping this museum continue our mission “To preserve, educate and foster appreciation for the diverse natural and cultural history of the greater Freeman area, settled largely by Germans from Russia in the 1870s."
Heritage Hall Museum and Archives strives to preserve, educate and foster appreciation for the diverse natural and cultural history of the greater Freeman area, settled largely by Germans from Russia in the 1870s.
Heritage Hall Museum welcomes individuals and families, as well as school and tour groups. Large groups are encouraged to call ahead to arrange for guides as needed.
October through April
Monday-Friday 12-4 pm
and mornings and weekends by appointment
May through September
Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm
Saturday-Sunday 1-4 pm
Our archivist is available Monday-Friday or by appointment.
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Heritage Hall Museum in Freeman, South Dakota tells the story of the German-from-Russia immigrants and others who settled in southeastern Dakota Territory in the 1870s. Our South Dakota museum has over 20,000 historical items on display!