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This will be the final week for the two special evening tours offered at the Adams House. On Wednesday, August 24 a specialized Victorian Era Tour focuses on the lives of the Franklin family – the original builders of the house. The Roaring Twenties Tour takes place on Friday, August 26 and provides a detailed description of the Adams family, and the unique story of their lives in Deadwood.

DEADWOOD – Deadwood History and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation by John Beheler, South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers’ Bureau Scholar, at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016, on the lawn of the Adams House. Please feel free to bring your lunch. 

DEADWOOD – Enjoy a lecture on the lawn of the Historic Adams House at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 22, 2016. David Vardiman, Sanford Underground Research Facility Project Engineer for Geotechnical Design and Excavation, will discuss the geology of the Northern Black Hills, and how unique geology has shaped the history of mining in the Whitewood Mining District, as well as how it supports the future for Sanford Laboratory deep underground research projects within the former Homestake Mine.

DEADWOOD – Deadwood History will host candy historian, Susan Benjamin, as she delves into a delicious look at the history of candy on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. at the Days of ‘76 Museum, 18 Seventy Six Drive, Deadwood. Admission is by donation.

DEADWOOD – Party on the Patio with three acoustic originals: Kenny Putnam, Boyd Bristow, and Jami Lynn will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the outdoor patio at the Days of ‘76 Museum. Tickets are $5 per person, and can be purchased at the door. A cash bar will be available. For more information, please call 605-722-4800. In case of inclement weather, the party will be moved inside the Days of ‘76 Museum in the Mary Adams room.

DEADWOOD – Enjoy a lecture on the beautiful lawn of the Historic Adams House at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 24, 2016. Lifelong local historian, Bill Swanson, will present a lecture on the national interests that made the Gold Rush into the Black Hills a necessity. Swanson will discuss the economic, political, and military factors that guaranteed the Black Hills would be "invaded.”

DEADWOOD – The Northern Hills Community Band will kick off their summer concert series at the Historic Adams House side lawn at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The band will play a variety of popular musical selections. The event is free, wheelchair accessible, and donations are accepted.

DEADWOOD – Gordy Pratt will celebrate his 11th anniversary portraying frontiersman Seth Bullock on June 11 – 26, 2016, 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.

DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. will offer visitors two new tours during the summer months at the Historic Adams House. On Wednesday nights through August 24, 2016, a specialized Victorian Era Tour will focus on the lives of the Franklin family – the original builders of the house. The Roaring Twenties Tour will take place on Friday evenings through August 26, 2016.  This tour provides a detailed description of the Adams family, and the unique story of their lives in Deadwood. Both tours will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Call 605-578-3724 for reservations; advanced reservations appreciated. 

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 2016. 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/bluestarmuseums.