Wall - Civic Life & History
Museums, Libraries & Archives
The Wall Community Library is located at 407 Main Street. The library is open on Wednesdays from 12-7 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Statistics on the library's collection and services are available here. A list of the library's board of trustees and staff is available here.
The Wounded Knee Museum in Wall, South Dakota, uses “exhibits and photographs [to] provide a vivid picture of events surrounding the Wounded Knee Massacre” that took place on December 29, 1890.
The National Grasslands Visitor Center, operated by the U.S. Forest Service, offers more than 20 exhbits on the ecology and history of the Great Plains and America's grasslands. It is located at 708 Main Street in Wall.
Founded in 1931, world-famous Wall Drug offers an emporium of clothing, books and souvenirs for visitors. The cafe also features an impressive collection of paintings by artists from the region. A history of Wall Drug is available here.
Historical Photos and Documents Online
The Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress has a handful of images of Wall and the surrounding area including a sequence of images taken of the Minuteman Missle Silo near Interior, South Dakota. There are also dozens of photographs related to the Badlands including images made by photographer Carol Highsmith in 2009 and photographs shot by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration during the Depression.