Deadwood History Calendar of Events October – December, 2020

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October – December, 2020

October 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24:  Paranormal Investigations of the Adams House – Join Deadwood History and Black Hills Paranormal Investigations (BHPI) for an exclusive ninety-minute paranormal investigation of one of Deadwood’s most haunted sites.  Learn the history behind the darker stories associated with the historic home and search for paranormal activity using digital audio recorders, periscopes, laser grids, Ovilus, and EMF meters.  Investigations are offered at 6:00, 7:30, 9:00, and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and limited to 20 people per investigation.  You must be at least 12 years old to participate.  Ages 12 – 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Psychic readings with Dani Jo Butler, owner of Sacred Soul LLC, will be available following each investigation in the gentleman’s smoking room for $20 per person.  Must be at least 18 to participate and limited to six people per session.  Reservations are required.  Purchase tickets online at or call 605-722-4800 for more information.   Masks are required inside the Adams House and gift shop.  A face covering will be supplied if you do not have one.

October 15: Preservation Thursday: Homestake Water System Past and Present – 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 the 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 system was replaced in the 1910s with clay tile pipe.  A pump station was added to pump water from Spearfish Creek to Whitewood Creek.  The system is still in use under the ownership of the Lead Sanitation District.  It supplies all the water to the Lead-Deadwood area.  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 also be implanted.

December 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, and 12: Christmas Tours of the Historic Adams House – The historic home will be elegantly dressed during the Christmas season. The open house-style tour will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A kid-friendly scavenger hunt will be available for children.  Unique gifts are available for purchase in the Adams House Gift Shop.  Tickets are $8 for members and $12 for non-members, $5 for children 6 – 12, and free to children 5 and under.  Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.  For more information please call 605-722-4800.  Masks are required inside the Adams House.  A face covering will be supplied if you do not have one.

December 12: Holiday Gift Workshop – Students are invited to create homemade gifts for the holiday season.  Participants will make and decorate a handmade journal, design wooden bracelets, put together a wind spinner, craft a photo display, and more.  Packaging and wrapping paper will be available.  This workshop will take place at the Days of ’76 Museum.  For students in grades K-6; 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The program is free, but reservations are required.  Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

Deadwood History, Inc. (DHI) will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and make adjustments to meet the needs and circumstances in Deadwood.


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