The Scherr-Howe Event Center (Mobridge City Auditorium) is a public building that has been on the National Historic Registry since 1986. It was built as a WPA project in the 1930s and houses 10 early murals from renowned Native American artist, Oscar Howe. Howe painted the murals in the 1942, starting on April 18 and ending on June 22. On June 5, Howe was inducted into the US Army at Fort Snelling, but he received a 14 day furlough to finish the project. The murals were restored in 2014.
To learn more about events at the Scherr-Howe Event Center, please check out the Friends of Scherr-Howe (FOSH) website www.scherrhowe.org. FOSH is currently raising funds to install ADA accessible bathrooms upstairs in the building.
The murals are open to the public. Visitors can check in at the Chamber of Commerce Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The building is located at 212 N Main St, Mobridge, SD 57601.
Please call 605-845-3555 for more information.
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