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.
Deadwood History will offer two new tours during the summer months. Every Wednesday evening, beginning June 8, a specialized Victorian Era Tour focusing on the lives of the Franklin family will take place from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The second tour, the Roaring Twenties Tour, will take place on Friday evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. beginning June 10, and provide a detailed description of the Adams family and the unique story of their lives in Deadwood.
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. will host a Static Electricity Workshop at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Learning Workshop is $6 for members and $11 for non-members. The workshop is suggested for students in grades K-6. Call Shantel Pettit, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations or more information. Reservations are required.
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation by Phyllis Schrag, South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers’ Bureau Scholar, at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Days of ‘76 Museum, 18 Seventy Six Drive, Deadwood. The event is wheelchair accessible. Please feel free to bring your lunch.
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 8, 2016. For more information call the Days of ‘76 Museum at 605-578-1657 or the Historic Adams House at 605-578-3724.
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 $3.5 million dollars.