Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center

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.

Photo courtesy of Rick Mills

The Director of the SD State Railroad Museum examines the history of wagons and railcars this week in Deadwood.

On Thursday, Rick Mills is giving a talk about transportation at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) in Deadwood. Mills is a scholar, author, and speaker. He tells SDPB's Victoria Wicks that historically, modes of transportation have depended on each other to evolve.

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.

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.