CALENDAR OF EVENTS
January – March 2021
The health and safety of our staff, community, and event attendees is our highest priority. Deadwood History, Inc. (DHI) will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and make adjustments to meet the needs and circumstances in Deadwood.
January 14: Preservation Thursday: Getting Back to Organic – Michelle Grosek, co-owner of Bear Butte Gardens, will share her knowledge and principles of various traditional and natural farming methods. Grosek will answer some important but fundamental questions about soil: What was farming like for the pioneers in the 1880s? What were the types of soil that farmers encountered over a hundred years ago in and around the Black Hills? How did the pioneers and today’s organic farmers deal with issues such as insect management and drought? Grosek will talk about the importance of maintaining soil biodiversity, and the benefits of using natural methods to grow food crops in soil that is naturally healthy and fertile. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; free for members and $5 for non-members. Masks are required, and social distancing and limited admission will be implemented.
February 18: Preservation Thursday: The Q’s High Line to Deadwood – A 130-year Retrospective – As residents and visitors walk the George S. Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills, conversation often turns to the trail’s railroad history. South Dakota State Railroad Museum Curator Rick Mills provides a PowerPoint program detailing the trail’s 110 miles of history in photos and stories – stretching from Edgemont to the terminus at Deadwood. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; free for members and $5 for non-members. Masks are required. Social distancing and limited admission will be implemented.
February 20: Chinese New Year – Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the ox. Participants will create a Chinese lantern and a Chinese Zodiac chart 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. The program is free but reservations are required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations or more information.
March 25: Preservation Thursday: A Lakota View of the Black Hills: The 1946 Dragonfly Map – A Lakota map of the Black Hills uses pictographs to identify sacred places and arranges them to express ideas about the importance of the Black Hills to Lakota beliefs. The map illustrates the role of the Black Hills as a model for cosmic order and as a place that was to be kept free from bloodshed. Deadwood’s Don Clowser acquired the map, sketched in colored pencil and watercolors, which is now housed at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center. The lecture will be presented by Linea Sundstrom, owner of Day Star Research in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; free for members and $5 for non-members. Masks are required. Social distancing and limited admission will be implemented.