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DEADWOOD – Deadwood History will host auditions for You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Deadwood! on Tuesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 9, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. No previous theatre experience is necessary. The progressive three act play consists of four male roles, six female roles and crowd scenes. For more information, or to discuss audition conflicts, please contact Rose Speirs at 605-722-4800.

Children of all ages are invited to participate in an hour-long session of activities related to the pioneer lifestyle. Each weekday activity will be different and include a variety of historic games, crafts, music and art. Pioneer Hour will take place at the Days of ‘76 Museum on June 25 – July 3, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and admission is free. The program will continue through July 31, 2015, with the exception of Deadwood History summer camp sessions. Pioneer Hour is co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Deadwood History, Inc. and Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation.

DEADWOOD – Deadwood History will feature a lecture on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 12:00 noon with author and historian Tom Griffith at the Celebrity Hotel outdoor venue on Historic Main Street, Deadwood. The event is open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. Please call 605-722-4800 for more information. Parking for the Celebrity Hotel is available in the city parking ramp. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street.

DEADWOOD – In honor of Father’s Day, Deadwood History is offering free tours of the Historic Adams House and Days of ‘76 Museum for all dads on Sunday, June 21, 2015. For more information call the Days of ‘76 Museum at 605-578-1657 or the Historic Adams House at 605-578-3724.

DEADWOOD – Gordy Pratt will celebrate his 10th anniversary portraying frontiersman Seth Bullock on June 19 – July 4, 2015, daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Adams Museum. Pratt’s performance includes original songs and stories about Bullock that bring the history of Dakota Territory to life, as seen by one of the region’s legendary characters. The event is open to the public and wheelchair accessible with admission by donation. For more information call 605-722-4800.

Children and their parents are invited to participate in an hour-long session of activities associated with the pioneer lifestyle. Each weekday activity will be different and include a variety of historic games, crafts, music and art. Pioneer Hour will take place at the Days of ‘76 Museum on June 11 – 19, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and admission is free. The program will continue through July 31, 2015, with the exception of Deadwood History summer camp sessions. Pioneer Hour is co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Deadwood History, Inc. and Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation.

DEADWOOD – The Putnam Pratt Party on the Patio will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the outdoor patio at the Days of ‘76 Museum. Tickets are $5.00 per person, and can be purchased at the door. A cash bar and light snacks will be available. For more information, please call 605-722-4800.

Deadwood History will host a progressive three act play titled, You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Deadwood. The three act play will travel from the Historic Adams House to the Days of ‘76 Museum and conclude at the Adams Museum.

Deadwood, SD − Since 2002, the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission has helped promote the preservation and interpretation of historic sites, buildings, and properties, throughout the state with the Outside-of-Deadwood Grant program. The program, which awards up to $250,000 each year, stimulates quality restoration, protection and interpretation of buildings, sites and properties that contribute to an understanding of Deadwood's unique history. This total exceeds $2.9 million dollars.

DEADWOOD – Today Deadwood History, Inc. announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/national/bluestarmuseums.