Northern Hills Community Band Concert

Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Relax and unwind to the sounds of the Northern Hills Community Band. Historic Adams House lawn; 7:00 p.m.; admission by donation. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).

Geology Camp

Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00 am - Friday, June 29, 2018 4:00 pm
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Campers are invited to uncover the Earth and discover how much geology rocks. This camp will focus on natural rock formations, identifying different types of rocks, discovering geodes, exploring the layers of the Earth, and more. Students should be prepared to work in the dirt, hike, and be outside for part of the day. Camp starts and concludes at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center. For students going into grades 3-7; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

Party on the Patio with Putnam, Bristow, and Jami Lynn

Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Deadwood History will host an evening of outstanding musical entertainment with Kenny Putnam, Boyd Bristow, and Jami Lynn. Get outside and enjoy the evening breeze and late sunset on the Days of ‘76 Museum outdoor patio; 7:00 p.m.; admission $15 per person; cash bar available. Purchase online at DeadwoodHistory.com or call 605-722-4800. In case of inclement weather, the entertainment will be moved inside to the Mary Adams Room at the Days of ‘76 Museum. Funding provided in part by Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association.

History on the Lawn: Bringing History to Life through Fiction

Friday, June 29, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Have you ever wondered where authors find the information needed to write stories about historical settings, character careers, or true events from the past? How they seamlessly weave history into a single story or series? In this presentation, USA Today Best-Selling, multiple-award winning author Ann Charles will discuss the challenges faced when bringing history to life through fiction and how important it is to be as accurate as possible. Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 noon; admission by donation. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).

Nature Explorers Camp

Monday, July 09, 2018 9:00 am - Friday, July 13, 2018 12:00 pm
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Join us at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center and the Adams Museums’ brand new natural history exhibit, Riches and Responsibilities: A Natural History of the Black Hills. Be prepared to discover the environment, habitats, and ecosystems of the Black Hills through hands-on outdoor exploration and take home activities. Camp starts and concludes at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center. For students going into grades K-2; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

Nature Investigators Camp

Monday, July 16, 2018 9:00 am - Friday, July 20, 2018 4:00 pm
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Campers are invited to explore the Adams Museums’ newest exhibit, Riches and Responsibilities: A Natural History of the Black Hills. Investigate the environment and explore the outdoors while learning about habitats and ecosystems of the Black Hills. Camp starts and concludes at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center. For students going into grades 3-7; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

History on the Lawn: Why are we so fascinated with the Wild West? Does the reality live up to the tall tales?

Friday, July 20, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join South Dakota writer Tom Griffith as he discusses why we are so fascinated with the Wild West. From captivating stories of gold rush success and failure, to gunslingers and untimely death, the legends and lore of the Western frontier present an endless stream of struggles against unforgiving natural surroundings and those willing to risk life and limb in their pursuit of a personal Eldorado. Those accounts, some real and many embellished, parallel modern-day efforts of entrepreneurs and contemporary bandits who seek fame and fortune through legal and illicit means, ensuring that our hunger for larger-than-life figures – heroes, heroines and villains – will be satiated right up to the time we take that long, dirt nap. Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 noon; admission by donation. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).

Junior Scientists Camp

Monday, July 30, 2018 9:00 am - Friday, August 03, 2018 12:00 pm
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Discover your inner scientist and learn about chemistry, physics, biology, and more through hands-on, exciting activities. Work with fellow scientists to complete experiments and present conclusions at a Science Fair at the end of the week. Camp starts and concludes at the Days of '76 Museum. For students going into grades K-2; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

Mad Science Camp

Monday, August 13, 2018 9:00 am - Friday, August 17, 2018 4:00 pm
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Explore science and work with fellow scientists to learn all about chemistry, physics, biology, and more. Through hands-on activities and take home projects, you can bring out the scientist in you. At the end of the week, put your knowledge to work and present your findings at a Science Fair. Camp starts and concludes at the Days of '76 Museum. For students going into grades 3-7; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

Land of the Burnt Thigh Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Celebrate the pleasure of reading with a discussion of Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl. In Land of the Burnt Thigh, girl homesteaders, Edith Eudora Ammons and her sister Ida Mary, moved to central South Dakota in 1907 near the Lower Brule Indian Reservation. These two young women found a community of homesteaders who were eager to help them succeed at what looked to be impossible: living in a tiny tarpaper shack on 160 waterless, sunbaked, and snowblasted acres for eight months until they could prove up their claim. Within weeks Edith was running a newspaper, Ida Mary was teaching school, and the two were helping others. This story of South Dakota is told with simplicity, directness, and an understanding of quiet heroic elements. The discussion will be facilitated 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. Books are available at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center library to borrow and return following the discussion.

History on the Lawn: Water Wars

Friday, August 24, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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How dry was it in the 30s? By May of 1934 there was so little moisture that a stock pond northeast of Belle Fourche was already drying up. A dispute arose over ownership and possessory rights to the pond. A cattle rancher was watering his stock at the pond. A neighbor was also trying to water his sheep at the pond. Someone cut a hole through the dam that held the pond. One morning a group of the sheep men apprehended the cattle ranchers hired hand. A fracas ensued, and the hired hand was tied to a lariat behind his horse. Someone spooked the horse. It took off at a gallop, and the hired hand was dragged over cactus, sagebrush, and rocks for over half a mile. His assailants were charged with riot and assault with intent to murder. This presentation will deal with the incident itself, the criminal proceedings, and the civil lawsuits that followed. Come and learn about this twentieth century event with local historian Wayne Gilbert. Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 noon; 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 01, 2018 9:00 am - Monday, September 03, 2018 5:00 pm
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Deadwood History will host an indoor sidewalk sale over Labor Day weekend. Enjoy discounts of up to 75% off select merchandise. Days of '76 Museum; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Big Thank You

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 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. Join us for a wine-tasting sponsored by A&B Business Solutions, entertainment by Paul Vande Velde, light hors d’oeuvres, and Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates. Adams Museum; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Advance reservations appreciated. Please call 605-722-4800 for reservations.

Preservation Thursday: How We Discovered the Mammoth Site

Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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On June 24, 1974, Daniel Hanson along with his father and his uncle discovered the Mammoth Site of Hot Spring. He guarded the site 24/7 and was among the first diggers. Hanson contacted his Earth science professor at Chadron State College. It was under Dr. Agenbroad's direction, and that of Jim Meade, that the site was found to be the world's largest known deposit of Columbian mammoth remains. It was through Dr. Agenbroad's vision, and the hard work of many people, that the Mammoth Site is now preserved in a world-class building and is home to the world's largest mammoth research center. Hanson describes the early excitement and the colorful local people who pitched in to help. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

 

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