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Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center

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150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States

February 2018

Preservation Thursday: Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills

February 8, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation by veteran South Dakota journalist, Seth Tupper, at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018, 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. On August 2, 1927, President Calvin Coolidge shocked the nation by announcing he would not seek reelection. The declaration came from the Black Hills of South Dakota, where…

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September 2018

Preservation Thursday: Era of the Lakota-French Fur Trade

September 10, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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South Dakota Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau Scholar, Donovin Sprague, will present a program focusing on the Lakota-French fur trade which includes personal accounts of the life of Fred Dupris and his wife, Good Elk Woman, along with Felix Benoit, Sr., and Chief Hump – these individuals are Sprague’s great grandparents. He will bring primary source data such as letters about the fur trade dated 1861 along with letters from the period of 1900.  On the French side he will present…

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Preservation Thursday: How We Discovered the Mammoth Site

September 10, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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On June 24, 1974, Daniel Hanson along with his father and his uncle discovered the Mammoth Site of Hot Spring. He guarded the site 24/7 and was among the first diggers. Hanson contacted his Earth science professor at Chadron State College. It was under Dr. Agenbroad's direction, and that of Jim Meade, that the site was found to be the world's largest known deposit of Columbian mammoth remains. It was through Dr. Agenbroad's vision, and the hard work of many…

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October 2018

Photography Care Workshop

October 25, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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The Association of South Dakota Museums (ASDM) will offer a photography care workshop in Deadwood. The workshop will provide a number of professional tips and techniques on how to preserve your photograph collection. Workshop attendees will learn to identify a variety of photography formats and how to properly care for and store them. The workshop will be led by Richard Carlson, Historic Black Hills Studios Digital Archivist; Michael Runge, City of Deadwood Archivist; Hannah Marshall, Deadwood History Archivist; and Rachel…

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November 2018

Preservation Thursday: The Black Hills Forest

November 8, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Preservation Thursday: The Black Hills Forest, 1874–1908 The forest of the Black Hills has gone through many changes over the last 150 years.  Using early photos and journal accounts of explorers, soldiers, and reporters, Forestry Consultant, Bill Coburn, will describe what the Black Hills Forest looked like at the time of Custer’s expedition through the early 1900s. Some of the topics covered in the presentation include how politics and laws affected the Black Hills Forest. What was the Timber Culture Act and…

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Festive Fridays in Deadwood

November 30, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
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Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Make this holiday season especially fun for the kids by celebrating with Deadwood History. Students are invited to join us for Festive Fridays to celebrate the holidays with stories and craft projects. Light refreshments will be provided. $6 for members and $11 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

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December 2018

Festive Fridays in Deadwood

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
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Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Make this holiday season especially fun for the kids by celebrating with Deadwood History. Students are invited to join us for Festive Fridays to celebrate the holidays with stories and craft projects. Light refreshments will be provided. $6 for members and $11 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

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Festive Fridays in Deadwood

December 14, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Friday, repeating until December 14, 2018

Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Make this holiday season especially fun for the kids by celebrating with Deadwood History. Students are invited to join us for Festive Fridays to celebrate the holidays with stories and craft projects. Light refreshments will be provided. $6 for members and $11 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

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January 2019

Preservation Thursday: Raiding Deadwood’s Bad Lands – Deadwood History

January 17 @ 12:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Deadwood has been known as South Dakota’s playground since the state was founded in 1889. This presentation, with author Michael Trump, will touch upon the numerous attempts to rid the community of vice, culminating with the remarkable 1980 brothel raid that brought national attention to Deadwood and its notorious Bad Lands. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

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February 2019

Night of the Arts: Band – Deadwood History

February 4 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Students from Lead-Deadwood High School Band who are participating in the Region 8 Solo and Ensemble competition will give a concert at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center as a dress rehearsal for their competition. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for more information.

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Calamity’s Shindig: Deadwood History’s Fundraiser

February 8 @ 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, Boyd Bristow, Mike Connor, and special guest, Jami Lynn; Cami Dohman 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 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…

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Night of the Arts: Speech and Debate – Deadwood History

February 11 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Students from Lead-Deadwood High School Speech and Debate Team will perform their Oral and Interpretation pieces at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center to practice for an upcoming competition. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for more information.

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Chinese New Year – Deadwood History

February 16 @ 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! Children are invited to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center to celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the pig. We will create a craft, eat Chinese style food, and have a red envelope ceremony. Light refreshments provided. 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.  Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at…

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Preservation Thursday: The Origin of the Black Hills National Forest: 1875-1907 – Deadwood History

February 28 @ 12:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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The story begins in 1876 amidst the Black Hills Gold Rush that triggered settlement in the Black Hills. Gold miners needed large volumes of timber for placer mining, and even larger volumes as they followed surface gold to its underground sources. Add to that the demands of domestic and other industrial users for timber that soon followed – railroads, flume line builders, and fuel wood for mill boilers – and you find a frontier economy with a voracious appetite for…

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March 2019

Preservation Thursday: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, I am My Mother After All – Deadwood History

March 28 @ 12:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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You say or do something and you wonder, “where did that come from?” only to remember your mother said and did that and suddenly you realize you have become your mother. In a PowerPoint™ Presentation, audience members will be reminded of common expressions used by our mothers, along with humorous stories that help us understand the powerful gene pool from which we came. The presentation by South Dakota Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau Scholar Phyllis Schrag includes inspiring quotes attributed to notable…

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April 2019

Preservation Thursday: A Brief History and Resurrection of Older Farming Methods and Ancient Grains – A Path Forward to Local Milling of Local Grains

April 11 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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Owner of Belle Valley Ancient Grains and a fifth-generation South Dakota Agriculturist, Brian Stambaugh, will provide a brief review of farm methods, grains, and milling practices in South Dakota from the late 1800s to present. Admission by donation.

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May 2019

Preservation Thursday: Legends Never Die: Deadwood – the Movie, the Podcast, the Legacy

May 2 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center, 150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD United States
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HBO's fan-favorite TV show, Deadwood, returns this spring to the small screen for one final experience with the characters who populated the famous mining town. Chris Wimmer, creator of the Legends of the Old West podcast, presents a program on the long-awaited conclusion of the iconic TV show, and compares and contrasts it with the true events of Deadwood history as they were told on his podcast. Admission by donation.

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