October – December, 2022

October 13: Preservation Thursday: Deadwood and Other Frontier Towns – Join Western murder mystery author, C.M. Wendelboe, as he compares early Deadwood as a rough-and-ready town to other western communities such as Dodge City, Kansas, and Tombstone, Arizona. Wendelboe will loosely compare the “wildness” of each town during his presentation.   Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; free for members and $5 for non-members.

October 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22:  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, parascopes, para-lanterns, laser grids, Ovilus, Pharaoh Box, Flux 2, K2’s, divining rods, 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.  These are group sessions and individual readings are not guaranteed.  Must be at least 18 to participate and limited to eight people per session.  Reservations are required.  Purchase tickets online at or call 605-722-4800 for more information.

November 10: Preservation Thursday: Education and the Ice Age – Seth Vandenberg, Science Educator at The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, will discuss how Pleistocene Paleontology and The Mammoth Site can be used to foster an appreciation for science in all ages, and the role museums play in scientific literacy. Vandenberg will also highlight some of the discoveries and research that occurs at The Mammoth Site and how research translates into education.  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; free for members and $5 for non-members.

December 3: Holiday Open House – Please join us for Deadwood History’s annual Holiday Open House celebration at the Days of ’76 Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Open House includes children’s activities, great holiday gifts for family and friends, free museum access, and photos with Santa.  Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information, please call 605-722-4800.

December 10-11 and 17-18: 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 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A kid-friendly scavenger hunt with prizes will be available for children.  Unique gifts are available for purchase in the Adams House Gift Shop.  Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members, $5 for children 6 – 12, and free to children 5 and under.  General admission tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.  For more information please call 605-722-4800.