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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DEADWOOD – 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.
DEADWOOD – Calamity's Shindig will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood. Calamity's Shindig will include musical entertainment, hors d' oeuvres, a wine tasting, as well as silent and live auctions. Tickets are $35.00 per person and may be purchased by calling Black Hills Central Reservations at (800) 344-8826 or 578-7702.
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a lecture on the topic of stained glass windows by South Dakota Humanities Council Speaker's Bureau Scholar, Dr. Barbara Johnson at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Johnson's program will be held 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.
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History will present a classical guitar concert featuring William Feasley on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Adams Museum, 150 Sherman St., Deadwood. Feasley is recognized as one of today's top classical guitarists. The event is open to the public, wheelchair accessible, $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; please call 605-578-1714 for reservations.