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September 2019

Black Hills Photo Shootout

September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019
The Historic Homestake Opera House, 313 W. Main Street
Lead, SD United States
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The Black Hills Photo Shootout is scheduled for September 27-29, 2019! This weekend photography workshop is suitable for all experience levels. You'll have over 30 individual photography topics to select from, taught by local experts and avid photographers. Meet other people interested in photography, make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills! On Friday the 27th at 7:00 p.m. we'll be hosting Canon Explorer of Light Artist Joel Grimes at the Historic Opera House…

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October 2019

Wild West Songwriters Festival

October 10, 2019 - October 12, 2019
Deadwood Deadwood, SD United States + Google Map

Twenty of the top songwriters and artists come to Deadwood to share their music and their stories. The Wild West Songwriters festival features free informal performances (called writer’s rounds) during the day at various locations in Deadwood. In the evening, attend ticketed concerts. The 2019 schedule will be coming soon! If you plan on attending the Wild West Songwriters Festival, book your room today! Check out wildwestsongwriters.com for more information on the artists coming to town.  

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December 2019

Holiday Hillfest

December 5, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prairie Berry Winery, 23837 Highway 385
Hill City, SD
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3rd annual Holiday Hillfest at Prairie Berry Winery. Enjoy a fun night of music, shopping and the chance to win prizes! $10 at the door and includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer hand crafted by Prairie Berry!

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Preservation Thursday: Homestake Water System Past and Present

December 10, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Curt Betcher will present a program on the Homestake water system which was first constructed in the early 1880s by Homestake Mine.  Water was required in larger quantities for expansion of Homestake and other mines in the Lead-Deadwood area. George Hearst purchased the mine in the late 1870s and knew that much more water was needed.  Homestake constructed over 30 miles of wood flume gravity fed systems from as far away as the north tributary of Rapid Creek. The flume…

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January 2020

Preservation Thursday: Railroading in Territorial Times

January 23 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Director of the South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Rick Mills, will talk about a series of classic railroad images dating back to the beginnings of rail transportation on the High Plains in the 1860s, as well as some favorite rail images from the South Dakota State Railroad Museum collection. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

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February 2020

Chinese New Year – Deadwood History

February 1 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the rat. Participants will create a project to take home, eat Chinese style food for lunch, and be a part of a red envelope ceremony. For students in grades K-6. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; $6 for members and $11 for non-members plus tax.  Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

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Calamity’s Shindig: Deadwood History’s Fundraiser

February 7 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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No one threw a better party than Calamity Jane.  Join us for musical entertainment by Kenny Putnam and Boyd Bristow; Jena Sierks as the adventurous wildcat of the West, Calamity Jane, and Andy Moser as Marshal Con Stapleton; heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Cheyenne Crossing; Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates; cash bar and live auction.  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; admission $40 per person.  Purchase online at DeadwoodHistory.com or call 605-722-4800.

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Preservation Thursday – In Line with Mighty Forces: Ida Crouch-Hazlett’s BH Woman Suffrage Campaign

February 20 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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From April to August of 1898, Ida Crouch-Hazlett, a professional woman suffrage organizer with the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), toured the mining towns of the Black Hills. She traveled by herself through these communities, attempting to revive local suffrage organizations, develop leadership, and raise funds for the statewide campaign. Throughout her travels, she corresponded regularly with the leadership of the state Equal Suffrage Association, updating them on her successes and perceived failures. These letters not only document the…

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March 2020

Preservation Thursday: Homestake Water System Past and Present

March 19 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Curt Betcher will present a program on the Homestake water system which was first constructed in the early 1880s by Homestake Mine.  Water was required in larger quantities for expansion of Homestake and other mines in the Lead-Deadwood area. George Hearst purchased the mine in the late 1870s and knew that much more water was needed.  Homestake constructed over 30 miles of wood flume gravity fed systems from as far away as the north tributary of Rapid Creek. The flume…

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Quilting Workshop

March 21 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Days of ’76 Museum, 40 Cresent St
Deadwood, SD United States
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Celebrate National Quilting Day and discover how quilting became a popular pastime for South Dakota and Deadwood residents.  Participants will learn about the South Dakota Star pattern and its importance in Lakota history, create quilting patterns, and learn the basics of sewing together quilt pieces.  Light refreshments provided. For students in grades K-6. Days of '76 Museum; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; $6 for members and $11 for non-members plus tax.  Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at…

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