Welcome to the Smith Zimmermann Museum
The Lake County Historical Society, along with the Smith Zimmermann Museum, enriches lives through education and preservation. We are dedicated to linking the past to the future by collecting, documenting, preserving, securing, researching, exhibiting and interpreting objects of cultural developmental and historical value to the Lake County area from the mid-1800’s to the present.
The Lake County Historical Society was established in 1952. The museum is presently located on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison, SD. The City of Madison is located between two glacial lakes. Nearby Lake Herman State Park and Walker’s Point State Park provide outdoor activities and year-round pursuits for residents and tourists alike.