We are home to the Mitchell Area Historical Society, the Mitchell Area Genealogical Society and currently many Oscar Howe Original art works.

The building, once a library, was built in 1903 with funds from Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. In 1940 the famous Yanktonai Nakota Sioux artist Oscar Howe painted the mural "Sun and Rain Clouds Over Hills" in the dome. From 1949 to 1971 Howe designed the murals made of corn on the Mitchell Corn Palace. 

The Mitchell Area Historical Society acquired the historic Library in 2006, and with the Mitchell Area Genealogical Society, has been working to preserve the building and its history. The Center houses a permanent collection of Corn Palace memorabilia as well as changing exhibits of Mitchell area history and genealogy.

Features include changing historical and genealogical exhibits, extensive documents for research, mural and prints by Oscar Howe and a permanent collection of Corn Palace memorabilia from 1892 to the present.


Hours: Monday through Saturday Afternoons from 1-5 PM

Address: 119 West 3rd Ave, Mitchell SD 57301

Contact email:info@mitchellcarnegie.com

Tours can be scheduled before or after hours by contacting us at 996-3209 or Pam@mitchellcarnegie.com.

Home to the Mitchell Area Historical Society & the Mitchell Area Genealogical Society


Officers of the Mitchell Area Genealogical Society:

Dr. Carol Ragle - President

Beth Walz - Vice President

Pam Range - Recording and Corresponding Secretary

Karen Pooley- Treasurer

The Mitchell Genealogical Society meets the first Monday of the month for program meeting at 7:00 p.m. and the fourth Monday for business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Check the upcoming events for program scheduled.

      Contact email:info@mitchellcarnegie.com

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Officers of the Mitchell Area Historical Society:

Lyle Swenson - President
Karen Pooley - Vice President
Andrea Sindt - Secretary
Jim Hunt - Treasurer

The Mitchell Area Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation ofmaterials and artifacts concerning the history of the local area. MAHS has been organized for educational, cultural and historic purposes.

The MAHS programs are held at the Carnegie Resource Center on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Check the upcoming events for the program schedule. The programs are open to the public. Programs are available for purchase at the Carnegie Resource Center.

The MAHS business meetings are held on the third Thursday of the  month at the Carnegie Resource Center at 7 p.m.

Click on link below for application form.

 Membership Application