Act of Excellence Award presented to Stavig House Museum

Act of Excellence Award Presentation On May 3, the Stavig House Museum received an Act of Excellence award from the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Pictured above (left to right) are Stavig House Museum board director Jane Rasmussen, SD Hall of Fame board director Gerry Likness, Stavig House Museum board president John Rasmussen, and Stavig House Museum board directors Yvonne Hippen and Kay Nikolas. ~ Courier Photo

On May 3, 2023, South Dakota Hall of Fame board director Gerry Likness and chief executive officer Laurie Becvar presented an Act of Excellence award to the board of directors of the Stavig House Museum. Becvar stated, “We are here today to make a very important award for preserving an extraordinary history.”

The historic Stavig House in Sisseton, SD was built by Scandinavian craftsmen in 1916. The house combines elements of Victorian-era and Arts and Crafts-style architec- ture. It is listed on the National Historic Register. The museum tells the story of a Norwegian immigrant family through three generations—from fishermen in Norway, to homesteaders on the Dakota prairie, to main street entrepreneurs in the new town of Sisseton, SD.For more on this story and many more please purchase a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stands now or purchase a copy of the E-edtion on this website