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Sansarc Country School Museum

Sansarc School built in 1910 and used actively as a school until 1969. Purchased and moved to Gene Stoeser ranch in 1973. Gene then brought schoolhouse to Ft Pierre to be used as a museum in 1975. Restoration of roof and interior in 1999 to prevent deterioration of building by Verendrye Museum and Stanley County School Board, guided by Gene Stoeser and Mary Beth Stoeser Fravel. The original teacher cottage built next to the school and used actively until 1969, and original swing set were located in April 2014. In 2014, Deb Stoeser Schiefelbein guided cleaning, furnishing, improving appearance and functionality of building, and it was open as an interpretive museum in June 2014, thereby the Sansarc Country School Museum.

Located behind the Log Cabin Visitor Center, downtown Fort Pierre

The Verendrye Museum maintains the Fort Pierre DepotLog Cabin Visitor CenterSansarc Country School Museum, and the 1905 Stanley County Jail. Please visit The Verendrye Museum or email for more information.


(605) 223-7697

04 East Main Street, Fort Pierre, SD 57532

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm
Sansarc Country School Museum
Sansarc Country School Museum
Aerial view of Missouri River

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