The Hitchcock Museum

It was 1998 when Ray & Rita Waldner first opened the doors to the Hitchcock Museum, acquiring the former Kingdon Variety Farm Store building owned by the Kingdon family.  It was quite a task to organize and display their 40+ years of collectibles and antiques. It consists of homestead items, western memorabilia, Dakota Territory items, Indian artifacts, hardware store items, a license plate collection, lots of old pictures of families from the Hitchcock and newspaper articles from Hitchcock and the surrounding area towns, and much much more.

It has been fun, interesting, time consuming, and a learning adventure. We feel the museum is

an asset to the community, by preserving the history for our children and grandchildren. 


Visitors have come from 36 states in the US and from 3 foreign countries. 

It is free to visit and any donations go to help maintain the upkeep and daily operation of the museum. 

The Hitchcock Museum is open by calling 605-266-2769, 605-350-2641, or by writing to PO Box 5 Hitchcock, SD  57348.

Any donations can be sent to Hitchcock Museum in care of Ray or Rita Waldner PO Box 5 Hitchcock, SD  57348.

Thank You and if you are ever in the Hitchcock area be sure you stop and reminisce of the "Good 'Ol Days".

Click on the pictures below for a larger view.