Volunteer Opportunities

Mead Cultural Education Center Photo

Mead Cultural Education Center

A teacher teaching in a classroom

Woman working on a project

A lady speaking to two children

What is The Mead Cultural Education Center?

The Mead Building was constructed in 1909 under the direction of Dr. Leonard C. Mead. It was originally part of the women’s ward for the Dakota Hospital for the Insane, now named the Human Services Center. It was a grand facility utilized until the 1980’s. 

​In 2008 the Yankton County Historical Society voted in favor of saving and rehabilitating the building for use as a museum and education center. It opened to the public in December of 2018. The MCEC feature exhibits on local and region history.

We are located at 82 Mickelson Drive in Yankton, South Dakota and are open Monday - Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. 

Ways to be involved:

We always welcome volunteers to the Yankton County Historical Society and Mead Cultural Education Center.

​Our volunteers have become the backbone of what we are able to accomplish. Many of our core volunteers have been with us since we started the process of preparing for the move to the Mead Cultural Education Center in 2012. Some have been with Crystal since she came on in 2008. And some volunteers help for special events and happenings.

​Our volunteers are family to all of us with the Yankton County Historical Society. We invite you to become part of that family. 

​We need help with collections care, programming, tours, gift shop, and front desk. Training is available in all areas. 

Here’s how you can get involved today:

Email the programs@meadbuilding.org for more information!

Become a member of the Yankton County Historical Society here!!


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