Codington Historical Society Spring Meeting

April 13, 2023 / 5:00PM-8:00PM

Arts and History

Dr Brad Tennant, a professor of history at Presentation College will be giving a presentation about the Progressive Era (1890s-1920s). This was an historical period of widespread social activism and political reform across the US. Main areas of focus were defeating corruption, monopoly, waste and inefficiencies.

Dr Tennant will feature events happening in SD at that time. Topics will include political figures such as Peter Norbeck, the impact of the Populist movement in SD and the Progressive Era, and legislation regarding the state’s economy, workers, education, tourism and more.

Preceding the presentation at 7 PM will be a social hour at 5 PM and dinner at the Elks Club in Watertown at 6 PM.