January 25: Preservation Thursday: Black Hills Bandits and Badmen – Listen to stories of murder, mayhem, and miraculous survival in early Deadwood’s past with Deadwood Alive Assistant Director Ty Sanford and Deadwood Alive Executive Director Andy Mosher. At times, the Old West was equal parts truth and legend and Deadwood and the Black Hills were no different. When bringing history to life you can find yourself leaning toward the legends rather than the truth, but one should always remember that the truth is stranger than fiction.  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; free for members and $5 for non-members.

February 10: Chinese New Year – Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon. Participants will create a project to take home, eat Chinese style food for lunch, and be a part of a red envelope ceremony. Author Robin Carmody will be reading from her book, But Nana….Where Was Deadwood’s Chinatown?

For students in grades K-6. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The program is free to participants, but reservations are required.  Please call Education Director Tera Richards at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

February 15: Preservation Thursday: Chinese in Deadwood: An Overview into the Lives and Legacy 2026 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Chinatown archaeological excavations along Deadwood’s lower Main Street. Upon the conclusion of this project, over 350,000 objects were unearthed during the four field seasons.  In 2009, the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission became the curator of this assemblage. Since receiving this collection, city staff, led by City Archivist Michael Runge, have continued the research on various portions of this collection, providing a unique insight into the day to day lives of Deadwood’s Chinese population.  This has been accomplished through combining the two different disciplines – archives and archaeology together to help reconstruct Deadwood’s Chinatown.  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; free for members and $5 for non-members.

February 23: Calamity’s Shindig: Deadwood History’s Fundraiser – No one threw a better party than Calamity Jane.  Join us for musical entertainment by Kenny Putnam, Cody Landstrom, Boyd Bristow, and Mike Connor; Sarah Carlson as the adventurous wildcat of the West, Calamity Jane, and Deadwood Alive’s Andy Mosher as Marshal Con Stapleton; heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Cheyenne Crossing; cash bar and auctions.  The live auction will be hosted by Terry Hupp.  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; admission $50 per person.  Advance reservations required.  Purchase online at DeadwoodHistory.com or call 605-722-4800.

March 21: Preservation Thursday: The 1862 U.S. – Dakota War Through Sarah Wakefield’s Eyes Hear captivating stories based on Beneath the Same Stars, a historical novel written by Phyllis Cole-Dai. The novel dives into Minnesota’s 1862 U.S. – Dakota War from the perspective of Sarah Wakefield. Sarah was a doctor’s wife who got caught up in the conflict. You will learn about a largely forgotten war that still haunts the Upper Plains.  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; free for members and $5 for non-members.