Scherr-Howe Event Center

Scherr-Howe Event Center

To book the Scherr-Howe Event Center for your upcoming event, check our availability calendar to see if your date is available then and email or contact Jacquelyn Rawstern 605-845-3555 to make reservations.

The Scherr-Howe Event Center (Mobridge City Auditorium) is a public building that has been on the National Historic Registry since 1986. It was built as a WPA project in the 1930s and houses 10 early murals from renowned Native American artist, Oscar Howe. Howe painted the murals in the 1942, starting on April 18 and ending on June 22. On June 5, Howe was inducted into the US Army at Fort Snelling, but he received a 14 day furlough to finish the project.  The murals were restored in 2014. 

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To learn more about the history of Scherr-Howe and audio tour of the murals: go to

The murals are open to the public. Visitors can check in at the Chamber of Commerce Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The building is located at 212 N Main St, Mobridge, SD 57601.

Please call 605-845-3555 for more information.

Scherr-Howe Availability Calendar

Scherr-Howe Event Center Building Policies and Procedures Manual.pdf

2023 Scherr-Howe Event Center Lease Agreement.pdf  -Visit this wonderful mural restoration blog of Scherr-Howe and the surrounding area! - The National Trust for Historic Preservation did an article on artisans in historic buildings, in which they included Oscar Howe.