Museum News & Updates
Thursday, 05 December 2013 14:46
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History is proud to announce the fourth annual Bernie Williams Award for History. Lead-Deadwood students in grades K-8 can submit a piece of artwork to Deadwood History no later than December 18, 2013. The winners in each division will receive a full calendar year scholarship to all Deadwood History youth and family programs. Winners will be notified in January, 2014. All applicants' artwork will be displayed in an art show in January, 2014.
Students must submit a piece of artwork depicting a favorite part of living in the beautiful Black Hills. Artwork can be any medium or a mixture of mediums (sculpture, painting, collage, etc.) and be realistic or abstract. The sky is the limit. Finalists will be interviewed about their artwork. The student divisions are elementary school and middle school. Forms can be picked up at the Adams Museum, Days of '76 Museum, Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center or at the Lead-Deadwood Elementary and Middle School offices. For more information, please contact Chelsie Bauer at 605-578-1657.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 14:15
DEADWOOD – Children in grades K-6 are invited to spread some holiday cheer with Deadwood History's Festive Fridays on December 6, 13 and 20, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Students and their families are invited to make holiday crafts, play games and shop in Santa's Mouse Hole. Festive Fridays will be held at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood. Cost per program is $10 and $5 for museum members. Light refreshments will be served. Please call Chelsie Bauer at 605-578-1657 for reservations or more information.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 14:03
DEADWOOD – The Historic Adams House will offer Holiday Tours on November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2013. Celebrate the holiday season by touring the historic home in all of its holiday grandeur. Guided tours are offered every hour on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for youth 7 to 14, free to members and children 6 or younger. Call 605-578-3724 for more information.
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 14:15
DEADWOOD – The Deadwood History Learning Workshop series continues on Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for students in grades K-3 and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for students in grades 4-6. Age groups are suggested, not required. The workshop is $10 per student, and $5 for museum members. Reservations are required. Please call Chelsie or Kena at 605-578-1657 for reservations.
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 13:26
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a lecture by South Dakota Humanities Council Speaker's Bureau Scholar Donovin Sprague at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood. Sprague will discuss the factors which led to 400 Ute people leaving the reservation in Utah to start a new life elsewhere. The event is wheelchair accessible. Please feel free to bring your lunch.
Thursday, 24 October 2013 16:41
DEADWOOD – The board of directors of the Black Hills Mining Museum recently donated a collection of archival records to Deadwood History's Adams Museum. The historic documents belonged to Deadwood businessman, mayor and museum benefactor, William Emery Adams.
Monday, 14 October 2013 15:16
DEADWOOD – The Black Hills Storytellers will tell spooky tales at the Adams Museum on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Room at the Adams Museum. This chilling event is recommended for individuals who are high school age and older. The program is open to the public and donations are appreciated. Due to limited seating, reservations are required; please call 605-722-4800. Doors will be locked promptly at 7:00 p.m. Parking for the Adams Museum, 54 Sherman Street, is available on Deadwood Street, Siever Street and in the Miller Street parking lot.
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 13:33
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. is pleased to announce Ellyn Van Evra as the Curator of Interpretation. Van Evra is responsible for developing new public programs for all Deadwood History properties, including specialty tours, themed parties and adult-oriented workshops. She oversees the management of the Historic Adams House, including training and supervising docents. Her goal is to develop community education programs and coordinate programming with Deadwood History museum exhibits, and current public and youth programs. Van Evra also is responsible for researching and writing publications, grants and gallery guides for the Deadwood History properties.
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 13:13
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History will host a Mad Scientist themed Pajama Party at the Adams Museum on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The PJ Party is suggested for children in grades K-2. Admission is $10 per child and $5 for museum members. Call Chelsie Bauer at 605-578-1657 for reservations.
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 14:11
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a lecture by Deadwood History Exhibits Director, Darrel Nelson at 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood. Nelson will discuss conflict on the plains in the 19th century. The event is wheelchair accessible. Please feel free to bring your lunch.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 14:06
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History will host a family Star Party at the Days of '76 Museum in the Mary Adams programming room on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per family and $10 for museum members. Call Chelsie Bauer at 605-578-1657 for reservations.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 15:15
DEADWOOD – The Adams Museum, Days of '76 Museum and Historic Adams House will be open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. through October 31, 2013. Winter hours will begin in November with the Adams Museum and Days of '76 Museum open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. The Historic Adams House will be open for tours on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in November and December. The museums will be closed winter holidays.
Monday, 12 August 2013 20:21
DEADWOOD, SD – The Medora to Deadwood Wagon and Trail Ride will conclude the last leg of the journey this summer. The northern route will begin at the Niemi Ranch near Buffalo, SD on August 31, 2013, and end in Medora, ND on September 7, 2013. The southern route from Buffalo to Deadwood was completed last year. Proceeds from the ride will benefit Deadwood History's Days of '76 Museum, Deadwood, South Dakota and the Billings County Museum, Medora, North Dakota.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:41
DEADWOOD – The Adams Museum, Days of '76 Museum and Historic Adams House will begin summer hours from May 1 through September 30, 2013. Summer hours at all three museums are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily.
Admission to the Adams Museum is by donation; the Days of '76 Museum is $5.50 for adults; $2.50 for children ages 7 – 13; and free to children 6 and under; and the Historic Adams House is $7 for adults; $2 for children ages 7 – 13; and free to children 6 and under. Guided tours of the Victorian home are offered at the top of the hour, with the last tour of the day at 4:00 p.m.