CALENDAR OF EVENTS
April – June, 2020
April 25: Patsy’s Day – Attention dog and cat lovers! Share in this annual celebration honoring Patsy, the beloved terrier of William Emery Adams. Guests who make a donation of pet food or any product for the shelter will receive free admission to the Historic Adams House. Tours on Patsy’s Day are hourly; the first tour leaving at 10:00 a.m. and the last tour of the day leaving at 4:00 p.m. Photos of cats and dogs available for adoption will be on display. All donations benefit the Twin City Animal Shelter. For more information, please call 605-578-3724.
May 10: Mother’s Day Tours – In honor of Mother’s Day, the Historic Adams House and Days of ‘76 Museum will offer free admission to visiting mothers. Show your mom how much you love her by sharing a tour of the beautifully restored Victorian home and explore vintage wagons and carriages in Deadwood’s newest museum. The museums are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call 605-578-3724 or 605-578-1657 for more information.
June 8-12 and June 15-19: Archaeology Camp – Campers are invited to assist in a real archaeological dig and help uncover Black Hills history. This experiential camp will focus on site history, the restoration process of an on-site cabin, and the importance of archaeology. Lessons in orienteering, mapping, and cataloging artifacts will be conducted. Students should be prepared to work in the dirt, hike, and be outside all day. Camp starts and concludes at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center and archaeology work will be conducted at the Pearson Family property. For students going into grades 4-6; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; $45 for members and $55 for non-members (includes sales tax); price includes a camp t-shirt. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.
June 15: The West Speaks – In advance of the Western Writers of America convention in Rapid City, two award winning authors, Johnny Boggs and Chris Enss, will bring to life tales of some of the most legendary characters of the Old West. Boggs, an eight-time Spur Award winning writer, is this year’s Wister Award winner. Days of ’76 Museum outdoor patio; 6:00 p.m.; admission by donation. In case of inclement weather, the presentation will be moved inside to the Mary Adams Room at the Days of ’76 Museum.
June 18: Northern Hills Community Band Concert – Break out the red, white, and blue for the Northern Hills Community Band concert. Enjoy live patriotic music and marches, as well as world-famous show tunes on the Adams House lawn. 7:00 p.m.; admission by donation. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).
June 19: History on the Lawn: The Never Surrender Tour – Author Bob Boze Bell will talk about his new book, The Illustrated Life And Times of Geronimo. Bell will discuss how Geronimo became the most famous Native American in the world. He will address a variety of questions including why paratroopers call out Geronimo’s name when they jump. How far could an old-time Apache run in a day? How many wives did Geronimo have in his lifetime? Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 noon; admission by donation. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).
June 22-24: Paleontology Camp – Discover dinosaurs, marine reptiles, and other paleontological wonders of the Black Hills. Campers will learn about the prehistoric timeline, the difference between herbivores and carnivores, and participate in group activities and games that explore the science of paleontology. Camp starts and concludes at the Days of ’76 Museum. For students going into grades 1-3. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; $35 for members and $45 for non-members (includes sales tax). Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.