Journey Museum hosts presentation on the USS South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Feed your mind and your belly with Turtle Soup, featuring a presentation on figures or events that influenced Black Hill history and a bowl of soup from Angel’s Catering. The event will be taking place November 8 at noon.

Get ready to learn about USS South Dakota, aka Battleship X, one of the most decorated of the United States warships from World War II. Experience the legacy it left and the inspiration it provided for the newly launched submarine with the same name. The program will feature a history of the more than 40 U.S. Navy vessels named with a connection to South Dakota, its places or its people.

Jim Holland is a longtime reporter/photographer in both South Dakota and Nebraska. Born in Deadwood and raised in Sturgis, he attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. After realizing his true passion wasn’t in engineering, he began working for newspapers in Sturgis, then in Rapid City. He covered auto races at Black Hills Speedway before covering all sports part-time.

In 1992, Holland moved to Nebraska moved to Nebraska, working for the Associated Press as a photo stringer, as a reporter for the “Chadron Record” and as a regional reporter for the “Scottsbluff Star-Herald.” He returned to Rapid City in 2000.

Holland now lives in Sturgis in the home he grew up in with his wife Deb. They have two grown sons, and a grandson, soon to be joined by a second grandchild.

“Forty years of research, including weeks of tedious, dogged investigation separated by years of inactivity have brought me to this point,” says Holland.

The event is included with museum admission -$12 for adults, $10 for seniors and half-off for members. Call 605-394-6923 to reserve. Click here to find more Turtle Soup events.

The Journey Museum and Learning Center was established in 1997 and is located in downtown Rapid City at 222 New York Street, two blocks east of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and across from the Club for Boys.

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