Welcome to the Museum of Visual Materials in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It is our mission to be a place for people to learn, play, create, and celebrate. Our vision is to contribute to a positive, thriving, and strong community.
The Museum's building has had a few changes since it was built in 1887. Originally, it was the Consolidated Tank Line Company, then was bought out by the Standard Oil Company. When Standard Oil moved to a larger building it then became Midland/Seagram’s Distributing Co. In 2005, our founder, Dr. Rose Faithe, purchased the building and created the Museum of Visual Materials. We are proud to be registered as South Dakota’s first LEED platinum certified green building. We are a private nonprofit organization that is reaching out to the community to bring you a museum unlike anything you’d expect.
The museum has many great feature to highlight along with its green renovations. To learn more about the LEED Certification for our Platinum building, take the tour and learn about each green feature in each area.
Our focus on Monday through Wednesdays are children's activities. We also have an art gallery for the adults to enjoy, in addition to the green renovation plaque tour. We encourage visitors from all over to visit the Museum of Visual Materials on their next trip to Sioux Falls. Walking distance from Falls Park in the Downtown area, the museum will have many great things for visitors to discover.
Classes and Activities are held frequently for the Sioux Falls community and visitors. Visit our Classes and Activities page to see which classes you can get signed up for.
The Museum of Visual Materials has been voted as one of the Sioux Falls #1 Local Best for its banquet facility. The unique quartzite walls and rustic feel make it a rarity in the city of Sioux Falls. The museum is a true hot spot and fills up it weekends very fast. If you want a unique wedding or private event in Sioux Falls, contact the Museum of Visual Materials.
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