A Grand View © Cristen J. Roghair http://cristenjoyphotography.com

Open House

at the Grandview School

July 17, 2021  |  11 AM – 4 PM

Let's celebrate!

You are cordially invited to the presentation of eight new photographs* at the Grandview schoolhouse, located on my Okaton ranch.

The schoolhouse was moved from Grandview township, in western Jones County, to it’s current location on my ranch back in the 80’s.

Since then, the building has observed the seasons from it’s hilltop vista, waiting for the sound of laughter to fill it once again.

I have dreams of transforming this schoolhouse into my studio/gallery, and what better way to bring fun and laughter into this historic building, than with an open house to celebrate the beauty of the prairie!

I invite you to gaze upon the landscape that fuels my inspiration, enjoy home-raised beef appetizers, and even take in Murdo’s Ranch Rodeo that evening!

Just a few housekeeping items:

-We will not have a public restroom available. Our ranch is 8 miles west of Murdo (with hotels & gas stations) and a little less than 20 miles east of the rest stop between Belvidere and 1880 Town on I-90.

-Hand sanitizer will be available. Your selection of refreshments will be served to you and bottled water will be available.

*Photographs pictured are from 2020. Stay tuned for the reveal of 2021’s new photographs!

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26316 SD Hwy 248 | Okaton, SD 57562

Directions: I-90 exit 183; turn east on Hwy 248 (frontage road that parallels the interstate on the south side) and travel 1.5 miles.

"All around them was nothing but grassy prairie spreading to the edge of the sky."


-Laura Ingalls Wilder- Little House on the Prairie

Images: A Grand View; Light in the Garden; Where the Bullfrogs Sing; Returning Home