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Granary Rural Cultural Center




The Granary 2017 Season will include:

Living History Fall Festival (Sept. 23, 2017)



 WINNERS of the 2017 All Dakota High School Fine Arts Exhibition click here.

Sue Gates - Director

Native Prairie flowers found at the Granary...

Black Eyed SusanNative Prairie Flower, The Black Eyed Susan            Cone FlowerNative Prairie Flower, The Cone Flower

Summer Hours beginning the first Thursday in June 2017.

Thursday - Friday 1pm-7pm (until the end of August)

Saturday - Sunday 1pm-4pm (until the end of September)

Campus open April 15 - Oct. 15 annually.




Granary season opens April 15!
(Campus & Sculpture Walk open April 14 - Oct. 15 annually.)
(Art Galleries open starting first weekend in June through last weekend in Sept. annually.)


All Dakota High School Art Exhibition April 20 & 21
All Dakota High School Art Show/Reception April 22 & 23, 1-4pm
Art Camp (Ages 8-13)

June 5, 6, 7, 8
June 19, 20, 21, 22

Phil Baker in Concert July 13,  2:30-3:30pm
Old Time Music & Ice Cream Social July 16, 1-4pm
Storybook Land Theatre "Junie B. Jones: The Musical" Aug. 7, 2-3pm
Living History Fall Festival
Sept. 23
Art Shows:  

Putney Hall:
“The Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Memories”
Showing all season, June – September


Granary Art Gallery:
“Create! On the Prairie” A group art show
Showing all season, June – September



Want to Support the Granary? Click Here!

The Granary Rural Cultural Center is a unique gathering place for people to celebrate the culture and art of the Northern Plains.  The 2.3 acre campus is located in rural Brown  County, South Dakota, in the heart of the fertile James River Valley, one of the greatest grain producing regions in the US. 

The park-like campus includes the Granary Memorial Gallery, a 1928 wooden granary converted into five art exhibition rooms; Putney Hall, a restored 1912 town hall moved to the campus in 1996; a gazebo with seating for 40 and an outdoor barbeque pit.

tourThe Granary’s “Walk with Dakota” interpretive landscape and sculpture garden tells the story of the region’s Native American people and the coming of the white settlers searching for a brighter future as they claimed thousands of acres of free land in Dakota Territory.  The purpose of the Walk is to examine the relationship between humans the Dakota environment through art, landforms, and natural vegetation.

Click here to view the Granary Campus Self-Guided Tour brochure

John Sieh, Granary founder, once said about his vision for the cultural center “We want to celebrate the land and the animals and the people who live here through the arts.  We think the fact that it’s rural—and very rural—is what makes it unique.” 

Mr. Sieh and his family donated the Granary to the people of Brown County in the spring of 2012.  The Dacotah Prairie Museum, a longtime program partner of the Granary, has accepted responsibility for maintaining the Granary, its campus, its programs, and its purpose for the benefit of the public.

The Granary Logo

The Granary Logo was designed by artists at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, and is a visual tribute to the land, agriculture, wildlife, water, sky and the native people of the Northern Plains.

A metal image of this logo was created and attached to a grain bin adjacent to the gazebo and Granary Memorial Gallery.

Granary logo

silo with logo

Want to help support the Granary?
Your donation contributes to the maintenance and upkeep of the Granary Art Gallery, Putney Hall, sculptures, sculpture walk way, and the campus grounds. It also helps support traveling art shows, student art programs and numerous educational programs.

Thank you for your support!