Roaring Twenties Tour of the Historic Adams House

Friday, July 28, 2017 6:00 pm
Every Week until July 29, 2017

The Roaring Twenties Tour focuses on the lives of the second family that occupied the Adams House: William Emery Adams, his first wife, Alice, daughters Lucile and Helen, and his second wife, Mary. The tour covers a decade filled with unbelievable sadness and unbridled happiness. The history of Deadwood, in relation to events happening throughout the country and the world during the 1920s, will also be explored. Tour offered at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Advance reservations recommended. Call 605-722-4800 for reservations or purchase online at DeadwoodHistory.com. Funding provided in part by Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association.

History on the Lawn: Hugh Glass: Grizzly Survivor

Friday, August 18, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Author and historian, James McLaird, will present the story of Hugh Glass, noting how the legendary tale emerged, but also commenting about the movie, The Revenant, and how the actual Hugh Glass of history is different from that described in popular biographies. McLaird also looks at the grizzly bear itself, examining popular sentiments towards the creature that led to its near-extinction. Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).

Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, September 02, 2017 9:00 am - Monday, September 04, 2017 10:00 am
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Deadwood History will host an indoor sidewalk sale over Labor Day weekend. Save up to 75% on a wide-variety of merchandise. Adams Museum; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Big Thank You

Friday, September 08, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Deadwood History, Inc. board of directors and staff would like to thank our members, sponsors, and volunteers for their support with a private appreciation party at the Adams Museum on Friday, September 8. Join us for a wine-tasting sponsored by Cask & Cork Distributing, entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres, and Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates. Adams Museum; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

STEM Family Workshop

Saturday, September 09, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Come to the Days of ‘76 Museum to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math. Build a toothpick tower with only two items, learn the physics behind bottle flipping, and much more. Light refreshments provided. For students in grades K-6. Days of ‘76 Museum; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; $10 for member families and $15 for non-member families. Please call 605-578-1657 for reservations. Reservations required.

One Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Deadwood History will host a One Book Discussion featuring Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. The book centers on Eva Thorvald, born into a food-obsessed family and blessed with a uniquely sensitive palate. By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, this book tells an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life – its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises. Books are available at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center library to borrow and return following the discussion. The program is made possible by a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The discussion will be led by Dr. Joanna Jones at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 6:00 p.m.; admission by donation. Advance reservations recommended. Call 605-722-4800 for reservations.

Preservation Thursday: From Commonwealth Avenue to Hay Camp: Grace French, Progressive Artist and Cultural Pioneer

Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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What followed when a classically-trained New England artist stepped off a stagecoach into the dusty Main Street of 1885 Rapid City? Thanks to images from Grace French’s 40-year career making and teaching art, sketchbooks, and a business ledger, we will discover the entrepreneurial and independent woman behind the myth. The lecture will be presented by educator and women's history advocate, Donna Fisher. The public forum will be held at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC); 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

South Dakota Festival of Books

Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:00 am - Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:00 pm
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From an iconic war writer to a quirky "foodie" author, the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books is packed with literary goodies. Confirmed authors for the South Dakota Humanities Council's signature event, in Deadwood and Rapid City, include Tim O'Brien, Genieve Abdo, J. Ryan Stradal, and illustrator Chris Van Dusen. The annual South Dakota Festival of Books unites thousands of readers and writers for book discussions, autograph sessions, and more. For more information log onto http://sdhumanities.org/festival-of-books/.

Paranormal Investigation Tours of the Adams House

Friday, October 06, 2017 6:00 pm - Saturday, October 07, 2017 7:00 pm
Every Week until October 22, 2017

Join the Deadwood History staff and Black Hills Paranormal Investigations (BHPI) for an exclusive ninety minute paranormal investigation of one of Deadwood’s most haunted sites. Learn the history behind the darker stories associated with the historic home, and search for paranormal activity using night vision cameras, full spectrum cameras, digital audio recorders and EMF meters. Tours are offered at 6:00, 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 p.m. on October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for non-members and prices include a t-shirt. You must be at least 12 years old to participate. Ages 12 – 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Psychic readings with Melissa Teel-Hartman will be available following each tour in the gentleman’s smoking room for $20 per person. Must be 18 to participate and limited to eight people per session. Advanced reservations are required. Purchase tickets online at DeadwoodHistory.com or call 605-722-4800 for more information.

Paranormal Investigation Tours of the Adams House

Friday, October 13, 2017 6:00 pm - Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

Join the Deadwood History staff and Black Hills Paranormal Investigations (BHPI) for an exclusive ninety minute paranormal investigation of one of Deadwood’s most haunted sites. Learn the history behind the darker stories associated with the historic home, and search for paranormal activity using night vision cameras, full spectrum cameras, digital audio recorders and EMF meters. Tours are offered at 6:00, 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 p.m. on October 13, 14, 20 and 21. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for non-members and prices include a t-shirt. You must be at least 12 years old to participate. Ages 12 – 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Psychic readings with Melissa Teel-Hartman will be available following each tour in the gentleman’s smoking room for $20 per person. Must be 18 to participate and limited to eight people per session. Advanced reservations are required. Purchase tickets online at DeadwoodHistory.com or call 605-722-4800 for more information.

Paranormal Investigation Tours of the Adams House

Friday, October 20, 2017 6:00 pm - Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

Join the Deadwood History staff and Black Hills Paranormal Investigations (BHPI) for an exclusive ninety minute paranormal investigation of one of Deadwood’s most haunted sites. Learn the history behind the darker stories associated with the historic home, and search for paranormal activity using night vision cameras, full spectrum cameras, digital audio recorders and EMF meters. Tours are offered at 6:00, 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 p.m. on October 20 and 21. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for non-members and prices include a t-shirt. You must be at least 12 years old to participate. Ages 12 – 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Psychic readings with Melissa Teel-Hartman will be available following each tour in the gentleman’s smoking room for $20 per person. Must be 18 to participate and limited to eight people per session. Advanced reservations are required. Purchase tickets online at DeadwoodHistory.com or call 605-722-4800 for more information.

Genealogy Workshop

Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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South Dakota State Historical Society Archivist, Virginia Hanson, will share the best practices for uncovering genealogical history. Session one, A Beginners Guide to Genealogy will be offered in the morning with a break for lunch and return for session two, Quirks and Coincidences, The Human Side of Genealogy. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC); 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Advance reservations recommended. Call 605-722-4800 for reservations or purchase online at DeadwoodHistory.com.

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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You are invited to Deadwood History's annual Holiday Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Open House includes children’s activities, great holiday gifts for family and friends, tours of the Days of ‘76 Museum, and photos with Santa from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information, please call 605-722-4800.

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