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April 27, 2022

Deadwood History Archaeology Camp Registration Now Open

DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host Archaeology Camp for area youth. Archaeology Camp is a week-long program where campers are invited to assist a professional archaeologist at a real archaeological dig. Two sessions are available: June 6-10 or June 13-17, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Camp starts and concludes at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center and archaeology work will be conducted at the Pearson family property. Archaeology Camp is for students going into grades 4-6 and the cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.

This experiential camp will focus on site history, the restoration process of an on-site cabin, and the importance of archaeology. Lessons in orienteering, mapping, and cataloging artifacts will be conducted. Students should be prepared to work in the dirt, hike, and be outside all day. Arch camp session 1 Wed. 2

For more information or to register for summer camp, please contact Deadwood History Executive Director Carolyn Weber at 605-722-4800. Scholarships are available. The camps fill up quickly, so please reserve your space today.

Archaeology Camp is co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Deadwood History, First Interstate Bank Lead-Deadwood Community Fund, Bill Haas, Jaci and Bill Pearson, Black Hills Pioneer, Monument Health Lead-Deadwood, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Twin City Hardware, and the William Karl & Laura L. Haas Education Endowment.

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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, and Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center.