Homestake Opera House


In The Moment ... March 13, 2020 Show 773 Hour 1

Patrick O'Leary has been working as the executive director of the Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead for nearly a month - focusing on the facility's restoration - and turning it into "the living room" for Lead and the Northern Hills!

O'Leary was raised in Yankton. During his career he has worked with New York's Department of Cultural Affairs, he has produced successful Off-Broadway productions and has served as a tour manager for world-leading orchestras and dance companies.


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Art Instructor Helps To Restore Opera House

Oct 30, 2013

Built nearly a century ago, the Homestake Opera House in Lead was the center of community life providing residents a social meeting place for operas, theatre performances, concerts and other cultural activities. A fire in 1984 destroyed much of the theatre and roof, however, the integrity of the building remained. Since then, community members have worked to bring the Opera House back to the grandeur of its early years - a goal that Black Hills State University art instructor Erica Merchant is helping to make a reality.