January 23, 2023

Thirteenth Annual Calamity’s Shindig: Deadwood History’s Fundraiser

DEADWOOD – The thirteenth annual Calamity’s Shindig will be held on Friday, February 24, 2023, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC). Calamity’s Shindig will include musical entertainment by Kenny Putnam, Dalyce Sellers, and Mike Connor, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased online at or by calling 605-722-4800. Reservations required. The HARCC is located at 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood.         

Kick up your heels to musical entertainment by Kenny Putnam, Dalyce Sellers, and Mike Connor. These talented musicians present an evening of music including fiddle tunes, jazz, soul, rock n’ roll, and original songs. Guests will be treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by Cheyenne Crossing, cash bar, and silent and live auctions. Sarah Carlson portraying the adventurous wildcat of the West, Calamity Jane, will join the fun with Deadwood Alive’s Andy Mosher as Marshal Con Stapleton. The live auction includes a private catered dinner at the Historic Adams House, framed historic photographs and artwork, a Saloon No. 10 Maker’s Mark bourbon basket, and much more. The auction will be hosted by Terry Hupp.  

Calamity Jane’s rough and rowdy, independent, and free-spirited lifestyle made her a legend. She was known to dress and walk like a man – and drink and curse like one too. This behavior often overshadowed her softer side. She was also a mother, frequently tended to the sick, and was generous and giving with what little she had. Calamity Jane is certainly an anomaly in the history of the West, and Deadwood History has an unbelievably good time celebrating her life.

Co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Deadwood History, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau, KEVN Black Hills FOX, Riverfront Broadcasting, Sarah Carlson, Deadwood Alive and Andy Mosher, Terry Hupp, TDG Communications, and the Black Hills Pioneer.


We inspire the global community by preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of Deadwood and the Black Hills in the context of the American West through exceptional exhibits, innovative educational programs, and access to extensive collections in unique settings.

Adams Museum, Days of '76 Museum, Historic Adams House, Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, and The Brothel Deadwood.

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