Deadwood History Inc

In The Moment ... June 26, 2018 Show 366 Hour 2

Pull on your purple boots for some summer reading. Ann Charles writes mixed genre mysteries packed with mayhem and fun, quirky characters, and a decent splash of romance when romance is called for.

South Dakotans probably know her best for her popular Deadwood Mystery Series. On Friday, June 29, she presents at the Historic Adams House in Deadwood at 12:00 p.m. History on the Lawn is hosted by Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission.

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In The Moment ... May 7, 2018 Show 331 Hour 2

For this week's Images of the Past, we turn the microphone over to SDPB's Brian Gevik as he explores the story of Black Hills pioneer Jack Hale.

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In The Moment ... March 5, 2018 Show 289 Hour 2

For this week's Images of the Past we look at the woman who changed the gender balance of physicians in the Black Hills.

Carolyn Weber is Executive Director, Deadwood History Inc. She joins us with the story.

In The Moment ... January 8, 2018 Show 251 Hour 2

This week's Images of the Past is a particularly timely look at women in the entertainment industry and the men in power who take advantage of them.

Carolyn Weber is executive director of Deadwood History, Inc. She joins us with a story of singing and scandal during the early Deadwood mining days.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... May 15, 2017 Show 093 Hour 2

Dr. Michael Mullin is a professor of history at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, where he serves as National Endowment for the Humanities Chair of Regional History. His recent article in the current issue of South Dakota history journal explores the role of Senator R.F. Pettigrew in national (and international politics) as the debate around the annexation of Hawaii unfolded.

In The Moment ... April 3, 2017 Show 063 Hour 2

A powerful new documentary looks at the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. It was filmed over the course of nearly three years and includes never-before-heard testimonies from parents, survivors, and first responders. "Newtown" is raw and challenging and heartbreaking. You can see it tonight on Independent Lens on SDPB TV. We welcome the film's director and producer Kim Snyder.

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In The Moment ... February 6, 2017 Show 024 Hour 2

Dakota Midday: W.E. Adams, Man Behind The Museum

Oct 5, 2016

Jessica Michak, archivist at Deadwood History Inc., tells the story of W.E. Adams, the man behind the museum. W.E. Adams is featured this week in SDPB's Images of the Past.

Click here for SDPB's Images of the Past web feature on W.E. Adams.

Jessica Michak of Deadwood History outlines the acquisition of the papers of South Dakota newspaper publisher Jessie Sundstrom.

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A new, original play explores the beginnings of Deadwood’s long and intertwined relationship with economic development and historic preservation. Written by Deadwood History, Inc. exhibits director Darrel Nelson, You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Deadwood! is a three-act, traveling play set in the 1920s that goes from the Historic Adams House to the Days of ’76 Museum and ends at the Adams Museum.

Performances are Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 at 11 am and 2 pm. For reservations, call 605-722-4800.

Although the legend of Deadwood has endured, its days as a rough, mining town lasted for a relatively short time. Deadwood businessman and mayor W.E. Adams played an important role in preserving Deadwood’s early history and setting the stage for making the town a tourist attraction.

No place in South Dakota is filled with more colorful and unique historical characters than Deadwood. "Wild Bill" Hickok, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock and Poker Alice are a few of the town's legends whose names are familiar to people around the world. From 19th-century dime novels through the recent HBO series Deadwood, their stories have been mythologized and their importance to the mining town often exaggerated. Hickok, for example, was only in Deadwood a few weeks before he was shot during a heated poker game in the #10 Saloon.

South Dakota is rich in history and many museums across the state take measures to preserve their historical items for future generations to enjoy. A visit to the Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center in Deadwood shows that preserving those items of old is a painstaking yet necessary process.

The Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center in Deadwood houses items like the Homestake Mining Company’s records, old surveys and plattes of the mine, as well as an extensive photo collection of Lead and the surrounding area. The Center is a useful resource for researchers.

The Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center in Deadwood can be a helping hand to those researching the rich history of the area – whether it be for business or pleasure.

Days Of '76 Museum Celebrating Grand Opening

May 22, 2013

Deadwood’s Days of ’76 Museum is celebrating its grand opening this weekend.  The new facility offers expanded and updated exhibits.  Deadwood began its Days of ’76 rodeo eighty-nine years ago in 1924. Along with rodeo memorabilia the museum houses rare Native American artifacts from the Black Hills and across South Dakota.  It also is home to an extensive collection of carriages, wagons, stagecoaches, and firearms.