July 6, 2020

History on the Lawn at the Adams House - Deadwood’s Historic Adams House: The Rest of the Story

DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. (DHI) and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation by author and historian, Paul Higbee, at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the Historic Adams House. The lecture is free to Deadwood History members and $5 for non-members. Please feel free to bring your lunch and a lawn chair. For more information call 605-722-4800. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood.

DHI was awarded a grant of $4,253 from the South Dakota Humanities Council to rewrite the Historic Adams House tour. DHI hired author and historian, Paul Higbee, to rewrite the tour script. Part of the grant obligation is to host a public program at which Higbee will describe the script-writing process and what visitors can expect when they take a tour of the Adams House as presented with the new script. During the presentation, audience members can ask questions about the project, the families, and the house. Please come and share your stories of the Adams House and its occupants. 

Deadwood History members are offered free admission to the museums and the monthly lecture series. Membership helps fund a variety of museum programming by providing history enrichment opportunities to thousands of children and adults. Every form of support, whether it is an individual membership or a donation, is deeply appreciated. Memberships can be purchased at or by calling 605-722-4800.

History on the Lawn is co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Deadwood History, Deadwood Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Saloon No. 10, Spearfish Chamber of Commerce, and the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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

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