Join Us


Join Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Google Plus Join Us

Eighth Annual Calamity’s Shindig: A Deadwood History FUNraiser

DEADWOOD – The eighth annual Calamity’s Shindig will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC). Calamity’s Shindig will include musical entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased by calling 605-722-4800. Reservations required. The HARCC is located at 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood.

Kick up your heels to musical entertainment by the Song Pilots featuring Kenny Putnam, Boyd Bristow, Mike Connor, and Guy Gullickson. Guests will be treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by Cheyenne Crossing and a cash bar will be available. The Master of Ceremonies will be Sarah Carlson as Calamity Jane. The live auction includes a Homestake gold coin, framed artwork, guns, spa packages, vacation home rentals, hotel and wine baskets, and much more. The auction will be hosted by Deadwood Mayor and Lawrence County Representative, Chuck Turbiville.

Calamity Jane’s rough and rowdy, independent, and free-spirited lifestyle made her a legend. She was known to dress like a man and drink and curse like one too. This behavior often overshadowed her feminine side. Calamity was also a mother, frequently tended to the sick, and was generous and giving with what little she had. She is certainly an anomaly in the history of the West, and Deadwood History has a great time celebrating her life.

Special thanks to the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau, KEVN Black Hills FOX, First Interstate Bank, Historic Homestake Opera House, The Lodge at Deadwood, Sarah Carlson, and Chuck Turbiville.


We inspire the global community by preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of Deadwood and the Black Hills in the context of the American West through exceptional exhibits, innovative educational programs, and access to extensive collections in unique settings.

Adams Museum, Days of ‘76 Museum, Historic Adams House, and Homestake Adams
Research and Cultural Center.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.