Museum News & Updates
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 18:10
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a lecture by Jay D. Vogt, South Dakota State Preservation Officer, at 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Vogt will share the history of Dakota Territory and the State of South Dakota at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood. The event is wheelchair accessible. Please feel free to bring your lunch.
Thursday, 02 May 2013 14:07
DEADWOOD – In celebration of Mother's Day, Deadwood History is offering free tours of the Days of '76 Museum and the Historic Adams House to all mothers on Sunday, May 12, 2013. For more information call the Days of '76 Museum at 605-578-1657 or the Adams House at 605-578-3724.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 13:42
Deadwood, SD – The Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) is hosting free disaster preparedness planning and response training workshops from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 22-23, 2013 in Deadwood. Staff and volunteers from all area museums, libraries, archives and other collecting institutions are invited to register for the workshops sponsored by the Dakota Collections Care Initiative (DCCI). The HARCC is located at 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:41
DEADWOOD – The Days of '76 Museum, Adams 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 every half hour, with the last tour of the day at 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 13:22
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History will host a garden workshop with Master Gardener Cathie Draine at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The event is wheelchair accessible, and admission is $5 members, $10 for non-members. Light snacks will be provided. Call Rose at 605-722-4800 for reservations. The HARCC is located at 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood.
Monday, 15 April 2013 15:11
Arbor Day is being celebrated in the Black Hills Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Days of '76 Museum grounds. More than 100 third- and fourth-grade Lead-Deadwood Elementary School students will roll up their sleeves, dig in the dirt and spruce up the grounds of the all-new Days of '76 Museum. Residents of the northern Black Hills are invited to join in the fun. Sponsored by the Deadwood Tree Board and the Lead-Deadwood Area Lions Club.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:24
DEADWOOD – In honor of W.E. Adams' beloved dog Patsy, and to benefit the Twin City Animal Shelter, Deadwood History's Historic Adams House will host Patsy's Day on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Visitors donating pet food or any products for the shelter will receive a free tour of the beautifully restored 1892 Queen-Anne style Victorian mansion. Tours are given on a first come, first served basis, departing every hour from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call (605) 578-3724.
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 19:09
DEADWOOD – The Romance and Reality of Deadwood's past will be the focus of a two-day academic summer camp to be held May 30 and 31, 2013, and sponsored by Black Hills State University (BHSU). It is open to students, entering 8th grade or higher, and their parents (or grandparents). The camp will be led by Dr. David Wolff, BHSU professor of history and dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Kelly Kirk, BHSU instructor of history. Through walking tours, driving explorations and classroom discussions, these two Western history specialists will explore many aspects of Deadwood's history, including why the town survived when so many other Western boomtowns disappeared, who made up Deadwood's social fabric, how violent was Deadwood compared to other Western towns, and how Deadwood changed over time. Students will hike up Deadwood's Main Street, through Mt. Moriah Cemetery, and to the Roosevelt Tower on Mt. Roosevelt. Surrounding gold camps will also be visited in order to place Deadwood within the context of the Black Hills gold rush. The camp will culminate at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) with discussions on historical research and historic preservation activities in Deadwood.
Monday, 01 April 2013 13:22
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a lecture by Jeff Jacobsen, at 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Jacobsen will talk about the history of Sitting Bull Silver Mine at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood. The event is wheelchair accessible. Please feel free to bring your lunch.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:56
DEADWOOD – The Adams Museum, Days of '76 Museum, and Historic Adams House will begin spring hours on Monday, April 1, 2013. Spring hours at all three museums are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday. The last tour of the day at the Historic Adams House is 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 13:59
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. is hosting a spring cleaning auction on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Deadwood Pavilion, 767 Main St., Deadwood. Sale items include office equipment and furniture, lighting, kitchen items, Homestake literature, display cases and much more. NO artifacts are being sold. For more information, call Mary at 605-722-4800. All proceeds benefit Deadwood History, a non-profit organization.
Special thanks to Dakota Plains Auctions and the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce.
Monday, 25 March 2013 13:31
DEADWOOD – Western artist Mick Harrison has donated an original gouache painting to Deadwood History. The painting will be raffled at the 91st annual Days of '76 Rodeo on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $5 per ticket or $25 for six tickets and are on sale at the Days of '76 Museum, Adams Museum, Historic Adams House, and Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 605-722-4800.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 15:36
Deadwood History, Inc. in partnership with the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a series of camps for area youth. Exploration Camp kicks off the summer camp series for children in grades K-2 for the 2013 – 2014 school year on June 3-7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students will learn about pioneers, geology, and more. The cost is $45 per student for the week; $35 for museum members.