CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January – March 2019

January 12:  Arts and Scraps – Students are invited to the Days of ’76 Museum to create imaginative works of art using leftover items including paint, fabric, pvc pipe, beads, and so much more. Children can make any kind of art project their minds can think of. Light refreshments provided. For students in grades K-6; Days of ’76 Museum; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; $6 for museum members, $11 for non-members. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

January 17: Preservation Thursday: Raiding Deadwood’s Bad Lands – Deadwood has been known as South Dakota’s playground since the state was founded in 1889. This presentation, with author Michael Trump, will touch upon the numerous attempts to rid the community of vice, culminating with the remarkable 1980 brothel raid that brought national attention to Deadwood and its notorious Bad Lands.  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

February 4: Night of the Arts: Band – Students from Lead-Deadwood High School Band who are participating in the Region 8 Solo and Ensemble competition will give a concert at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center as a dress rehearsal for their competition. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for more information. 

February 8: Calamity’s Shindig: Deadwood History’s Fundraiser – No one threw a better party than Calamity Jane.  Join us for musical entertainment by Kenny Putnam, Boyd Bristow, Mike Connor, and special guest, Jami Lynn; Cami Dohman as the adventurous wildcat of the West, Calamity Jane, and Andy Moser as Marshal Con Stapleton; heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Cheyenne Crossing; Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates; cash bar and auction.  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; admission $40 per person.  Purchase online at DeadwoodHistory.com or call 605-722-4800.

February 11: Night of the Arts: Speech and Debate –Students from Lead-Deadwood High School Speech and Debate Team will perform their Oral and Interpretation pieces at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center to practice for an upcoming competition. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for more information.

February 16: Chinese New Year – Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! Children are invited to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center to celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the pig.  We will create a craft, eat Chinese style food, and have a red envelope ceremony. Light refreshments provided. For students in grades K-6. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; $6 for members and $11 for non-members.  Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

February 28: Preservation Thursday: The Origin of the Black Hills National Forest: 1875-1907 – The story begins in 1876 amidst the Black Hills Gold Rush that triggered settlement in the Black Hills.  Gold miners needed large volumes of timer for placer mining, and even larger volumes as they followed surface gold to its underground sources.  Add to that the demands of domestic and other industrial users for timber that soon followed – railroads, flume line builders, and fuel wood for mill boilers – and you find a frontier economy with a voracious appetite for timber.  Frontiers were notorious for depleting renewable resources such as timber and water.  What was unusual was how this pine forest was transformed into the Black Hills National Forest.  The lecture will be presented by David Miller, a citizen with decades of involvement in renewable resource conservation policy.  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

March 16: St. Patrick’s Day – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by learning about Irish immigrants who called the Black Hills home.  Discover why they left their homeland, why they came to the Black Hills, and how their culture still has an influence on the area.  Light refreshments provided. For students in grades K-6; Days of ’76 Museum; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; $6 for members and $11 for non-members.  Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

March 28: Preservation Thursday: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, I am My Mother After All –You say or do something and you wonder, “where did that come from?” only to remember your mother said and did that and suddenly you realize you have become your mother. In a PowerPoint™ Presentation, audience members will be reminded of common expressions used by our mothers, along with humorous stories that help us understand the powerful gene pool from which we came. The presentation by South Dakota Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau Scholar Phyllis Schrag includes inspiring quotes attributed to notable famous women of all generations.  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.