Exhibit to open at SD Agriculture Heritage Museum Sept. 22

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BROOKINGS — The South Dakota Agriculture Heritage Museum will present the works of former SDSU Extension visual specialist Leland Sudlow in an exhibit that opens Sept. 22.

The opening reception starts at 4:30 p.m. Karla Trautman, associate director of SDSU Extension, will present “Extension Service Today” at 5:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Inspired by Sudlow’s photography and career, “Through Leland Sudlow’s Lens: 40 Years of Extension Service History,” is a visual history of SDSU Extension from the 1950s through the 1980s. Sudlow captured the moments that made Extension an office of people helping people. The exhibit documents the programs offered by Extension, the people they impacted, and how Extension changed over time. The exhibit closes Feb. 29, 2016.

“The Sudlow collection is an amazing visual documentation of life in South Dakota. This exhibit highlights the programs of the SDSU Extension through Leland Sudlow’s work,” said Gwen McCausland, the museum’s director.

Sudlow worked for Extension from 1952 to 1990 in the communications department. In his career, he took more than 40,000 images that document Extension programs and rural life. The collection is part of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum’s archives.