Join a special group of people who are passionate about leaving a legacy for the future by taking a role in the preservation, interpretation, and promotion of the history of Deadwood, Lead, and the Black Hills. Your support helps us fund a variety of museum offerings by providing history enrichment opportunities to thousands of children and adults both locally and globally. Opportunities include:

  • Exhibit openings
  • Special events
  • Workshops
  • Summer camps

All member contributions play a vital role in DHI’s ability to bring history to life and to help shape future generations.

In addition to unlimited, free admission to the museums and HARCC, members receive additional benefits depending on the membership level they select. We invite you to explore our various membership levels described below and select one that is right for you.

View Our Membership Brochure - You can also use this to pay for your membership offline by check.

Gift Membership

Looking for an original gift? Membership to Deadwood History is a special gift friends and family of all ages can enjoy throughout the year.

Purchase memberships online, or contact Membership Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 605-722-4800.

Core Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited free admission to the Adams Museum, Days of '76 Museum, and Historic Adams House
  • Free subscription to quarterly newsletter
  • Free exclusive calendar of historic photographs
  • Free or reduced admission to Deadwood History events, programs, and activities
  • Reduced admission for member's only special events
  • 15% discount at museum gift shops
  • Satisfaction and pride for helping to promote and preserve the history of Deadwood, Lead, and the Black Hills

Membership Levels

Premium Membership

Premium Membership Benefits

All core benefits plus:

  • North American Reciprocal Museum privileges (NARM)
  • Free admission to members-only special events
  • An additional 10% discount at museum gift shops (25% total)
  • Guest passes to the Days of '76 Museum and Historic Adams House

Premium Membership Levels

Sponsorship at DHI provides a unique platform to engage your company with more than 60,000 community members and guests who visit the museums and HARCC annually.

DHI has been able to meet our goal to match funding sources, dollar-for-dollar, thanks to the unwavering dedication of the business community. We thank our sponsors for their commitment to DHI.

We attempt to recognize our business sponsors in every way possible through public relations and advertising.

  • Deadwood
  • AMFF
  • TDG
  • KOTA Radio
  • Mineral Palace
  • Stateline Architects
  • Deadwood Gulch
  • Eagle Country
  • X Rock
  • Black Hills Pioneer
  • Saloon 10
  • First Interstate
  • SD Arts Council
  • McNeill Construction
  • SD Humanities Council
  • Cadillac Jack's
  • Black Hills Paranormal Investigations
  • Chubby Chipmunk
  • Blue Star Museums
  • Silverado Franklin
  • Historic Deadwood Hotels
  • Allied Arts Fund
  • Historic Homestake Opera House
  • Executive Lodging
  • Legends
  • First National Bank
  • MS Mail
  • Pack Horse Liquor
  • Keene Team
  • TC Hardware
  • KEVN Television
  • Image Up
  • Dakota Security
  • Lead-Deadwood Regional Medical
  • Deadwood Chamber of Commerce
  • Boot Hill Tours
  • All Net Connections
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • The Lodge at Deadwood
  • Pump House and Mind Blown Studio
  • Lead-Deadwood Regional Health
  • Deadwood-Lead Economic Development Corporation
  • Jerry Greer's Engineering
  • First Deadwood Cottages

Make an online gift today

As an added convenience and for our viewers' security, we now process your tax-deductible donation using PayPal.

By Mail

Make your check payable to DHI and mail to:

Deadwood History, Inc.
150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD 57732

By Phone

Please contact us at 605-722-4800 with any questions about making a donation. Your gift will help bring rich history and experiences to the community. All donations to Deadwood History are tax deductible. Thank you for your support of Deadwood History.

Planned Giving

Legacy gifts strengthen DHI’s endowment, provide much-needed annual income, and support its extraordinary collections and acclaimed educational programs. By including DHI in your long-term plans, you can achieve the goals that are important to you—to benefit yourself, your family, and an organization that you value and believe in.

For more information about our planned giving program, please contact Carolyn Weber, Executive Director, at 605-722-4800.

We are grateful for your support!

Your tax-deductible gift will help inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through the presentation and preservation of our unique history.

Preserve & Present

Assist with collections care to preserve artifacts and archival items. Contribute to a rotating schedule of temporary and permanent exhibits.

Educate & Engage

Introduce the joys of learning and appreciating history to thousands of children through our youth workshops and summer camps. Provide scholarships and financial support for underserved children. Provide educational offerings for adults, including lectures, workshops, and special events.

Connect & Inspire

Enrich, enlighten, and inspire our community by interpreting its past. Deadwood History is designed to be a place for fellowship, inspiration, and lifelong learning.

Join Deadwood History’s team of volunteers. As a volunteer, you will go behind the scenes of our properties to assist staff in a variety of departments. Remember, you don’t have to be an expert. Each volunteer has a different background and skillset, and we are happy to provide training.

DHI offers numerous volunteer opportunities. You can always start out in one position and transition to another according to your interests.

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