Preservation Thursday: The Origin of the Black Hills National Forest: 1875-1907

Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The story begins in 1876 amidst the Black Hills Gold Rush that triggered settlement in the Black Hills. Gold miners needed large volumes of timber for placer mining, and even larger volumes as they followed surface gold to its underground sources. Add to that the demands of domestic and other industrial users for timber that soon followed – railroads, flume line builders, and fuel wood for mill boilers – and you find a frontier economy with a voracious appetite for timber. Frontiers were notorious for depleting renewable resources such as timber and water. What was unusual was how this pine forest was transformed into the Black Hills National Forest. The lecture will be presented by David Miller, a citizen with decades of involvement in renewable resource conservation policy. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

St. Patrick’s Day Youth Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by learning about Irish immigrants who called the Black Hills home. Discover why they left their homeland, why they came to the Black Hills, and how their culture still has an influence on the area. Light refreshments provided. For students in grades K-6; Days of '76 Museum; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; $6 for members and $11 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

Preservation Thursday: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, I am My Mother After All

Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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You say or do something and you wonder, “where did that come from?” only to remember your mother said and did that and suddenly you realize you have become your mother. In a PowerPoint™ Presentation, audience members will be reminded of common expressions used by our mothers, along with humorous stories that help us understand the powerful gene pool from which we came. The presentation by South Dakota Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau Scholar Phyllis Schrag includes inspiring quotes attributed to notable famous women of all generations. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

 

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