July – September, 2019

July 8-12: CSI Camp – Learn about Morse code, find secret messages written in invisible ink, and crack an enigmatic code to solve the museum’s mysteries.  Students will solve puzzles, play games, and figure out clues to uncover the mysteries at the museum.  Camp starts and concludes at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center.  For students going into grades 4-6; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; $40 for members and $50 for non-members.  Scholarships are available.  Reservations required.  Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

July 16-18: Old West Camp – Explore the early days of Deadwood and find out what it meant to be a cowboy, a pioneer, a miner, and more.  Campers will focus on the lifestyle of early western settlers.  Learn about the legends of Deadwood and master some of the tricks to being a cowboy.  Camp starts and concludes at the Days of ’76 Museum.  For students going into grades 1-3; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  To learn more information or to make reservations, please contact Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657.  Reservations required.  This camp is free thanks to a generous donation from the First Interstate Bank Lead-Deadwood Community Fund.

July 19: History on the Lawn: Dr. Donald McLaughlin, The Most Influential Man in Homestake Mining Company History – Join David Vardiman, Sanford Underground Research Facility Project Engineer for Geotechnical Design and Excavation, as he discusses Dr. Donald McLaughlin who became professionally associated with Homestake Mining Company at an early age.  McLaughlin was contracted to investigate the geologic origins of the Homestake Gold Deposit.  His investigation and subsequent interpretation of the deposit’s genesis would provide defining guidance to the company’s board of directors.  At risk was the question as to if the Homestake Mining Company should expend hundreds of millions of dollars into capital development or close the mine forever.  Spoiler alert!  You already know the answer, but do you know “The Rest of the Story?” Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.  In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).

August 16: History on the Lawn: Tootsie – South Dakota State Coyote – Kim Borsch and Marilyn Schwaner will share how the family of Fred Borsch ended up in Galena in the late 1800s and the heartwarming story about the famous coyote, Tootsie, that the Borsch family raised from a pup.  The presentation will include how Tootsie became the state animal, her parade appearances, and her ten-state tour that included a stop at the White House.  Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.  In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).

September 19: Preservation Thursday: A Friendship of the West: Seth Bullock and Theodore Roosevelt – Author and historian, Dr. David Wolff, will look at how Bullock and Roosevelt met, what made them friends, and the events that solidified their friendship.  When Roosevelt died in 1919, Bullock led the Society of Black Hills Pioneers in constructing the Roosevelt or “Friendship” Tower. The talk will conclude with how that came to be and the symbolism Bullock placed upon it. Although one came from an aristocratic background and the other from a frontier gold camp, both men shared in the spirit of the West.  Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

September 18: Big Thank You – Deadwood History, Inc. board of directors and staff would like to thank our members, sponsors, and volunteers for their support with a private appreciation party at the Adams Museum.  Join us for a wine-tasting sponsored by A&B Business Solutions, entertainment by Paul Vande Velde, light hors d’oeuvres, and Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates.  Adams Museum; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Advance reservations appreciated.  Please call 605-722-4800 for reservations. 

September 21: Smithsonian Museum Day – Deadwood History’s Adams Museum, Days of ’76 Museum, and Historic Adams House will open its doors free of charge along with other participating venues for Museum Day Live! Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21.  Tickets will be available to download on August 15 at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2019/

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