Old Dakota Territorial Museum Building Deconstructed

Old Dakota Territorial Museum Building Deconstructed

The old Dakota Territorial Museum at Westside Park in Yankton looks a little different today.

The Yankton County Historical Society has allowed individuals from the Bon Homme Colony to deconstruct the building and move it to their colony south of Tyndall.

Back in September, local business developer Cody Richardson had purchased the building. However, that purchase fell through according to Mead Cultural Education Center Executive Director Crystal Nelson…

Nelson adds that changes to the buildings at Westside Park will continue…

The museum contents were moved to the Mead Cultural Education Center, which opened in December of 2018. The old building served Yankton and the surrounding area for nearly forty years.