Featured Event

Mar
22
Fri
Turtle Soup – “Hall of Fame Women” @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Turtle Soup - "Hall of Fame Women" @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center | Rapid City | South Dakota | United States

Feed your mind and your belly with Turtle Soup, featuring a presentation on historic Black Hills figures or events and a bowl of soup provided by Angel’s Catering. This week, The Journey Museum and Learning Center presents, “Dream Chasers: South Dakota Hall of Fame Women.”

Four inductees will lead the event: Ruth Brennan, Kay Jorgensen, Judy Olson Duhamel, and Ann McKay Thompson. The women will share their stories for Women in History Month about the trials of chasing their dreams. Get up close and personal with these dynamic champions!

Ruth Brennan has led a life in the art world. Using her background with various cultural organizations, including the Dahl Fine Arts Center and the “Rapid City Journal,” she has worked to strengthen cultural awareness and open doors for artists in all disciplines.

Kay Jorgensen is a leading businesswoman. She has co-founded and co-owned several businesses, spreading her talents across service industries. She has also served in the State Legislature and has served on various boards.

Judy Olson Duhamel is a life-long educator. She has served on state boards and worked internationally to improve public education and childcare. She has also served in the State Senate and has chaired the state Democratic Party.

Ann McKay Thompson is an educator and contributor to the arts and humanities. She founded the state’s first university center and has served as founder and president of related institutions. She was one of the first women to serve in the Cabinet of a South Dakota governor.

Admission for Turtle Soup is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and half-off for members. Call 394-6923 to reserve seats.

Mar
23
Sat
Discovery Expedition: Sod Houses @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center
Mar 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Discovery Expedition: Sod Houses @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center |  |  |

Take a peek into a world of wonder in a Discovery Expedition class. Our Journey educators create wonderfully playful and interactive learning experiences for people of all ages to enjoy.

This weekend, be like the pioneers and build sod houses. But you’ll be doing it with Legos!

This event will run again Sunday, March 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

FREE with regular museum admission or family membership.

Mar
24
Sun
Learning Forum – “Pioneer Women” @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learning Forum - "Pioneer Women" @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center | Rapid City | South Dakota | United States

Learning Forums are thought-provoking presentations on a wide variety of topics. Each program features a 45-minute presentation, followed by an open forum with questions and discussion about the topic.

This week, come for “Cactus Thorns, Blistered Lips, and a Bouquet of Wild Flowers,” a presentation on pioneer women from Katie Hunzeker.

The life of a woman on the overland trail in the 1800s was tough. Accidents, sickness and death were a common reality, but the hope of a new start and prosperity out west drew emigrants across the Platte River Road.

The Platte River Road was a major travel corridor along the Platte River in present-day Nebraska and Wyoming. The route was used simultaneously by several popular pioneer trails, including the Oregon Trail. It was even used by the Pony Express.

Hunzeker will read from the diary entries of various women to share unbelievable stories of heartbreak and happiness on the overland trail. This presentation is part of our Women in History Month events.

Hunzeker grew up in Kimball, Nebraska. She graduated from Western Nebraska Community College with honors before studying communication and commerical arts at Black Hills State University in Spearfish.

She has volunteered her time at Scottsbluff National Monument and Fort Laramie National Historic Site in character as an emigrant on the Platte River Road. She has worked at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and is currently in the private tourism industry in the Black Hills.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, half-off for members. Call 605-394-6923 to reserve tickets.

Discovery Expedition: Sod Houses @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center
Mar 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Discovery Expedition: Sod Houses @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center |  |  |

Take a peek into a world of wonder in a Discovery Expedition class. Our Journey educators create wonderfully playful and interactive learning experiences for people of all ages to enjoy.

This weekend, be like the pioneers and build sod houses. But you’ll be doing it with Legos!

FREE with regular museum admission or family membership.

Apr
4
Thu
A Night at the Brewseum @ Days of '76 Museum
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm

Deadwood History presents an event modeled after Comedy Central’s popular series Drunk History. Enjoy a social evening sponsored by Crow Peak Brewing Company, where you tour the Carriage Gallery and participate in beer drinking entertainment. The evening includes a presentation on Beer and Brewing in South Dakota: 1862 – 1942 from Ken Stewart, Archives Research Administrator, South Dakota State Archives. Days of ’76 Museum; 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; $15 per person plus tax includes two beers, snacks, and entrance to the museum. Advance reservations are required. Must be 21 or over. Purchase tickets online at DeadwoodHistory.com/brewseum or by calling 605-722-4800.

Apr
8
Mon
Neither Wolf Nor Dog @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Neither Wolf Nor Dog @ The Journey Museum and Learning Center | New Haven | Connecticut | United States

The Journey Museum and Learning Center is bringing back the acclaimed movie, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” to the community!

We’ll have a special showing on April 8 – what would’ve been the 100th birthday of Lakota Elder Dave Bald Eagle, who starred in the film.

This 2016 South Dakotan Native American film is adapted from the award-winning book by Minnesota author Kent Nerburn, “Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder.”

The story is about a Lakota elder who wants to write a book about his people, so he summons a white author to help. The author gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life as the elder tells him about land and property, the power of silence, and sacred ceremonies.

Witness a stunning, landmark performance from Lakota Elder and WWII veteran Dave Bald Eagle, who passed on after filming at age 97. Bald Eagle grew up in Cherry Creek, South Dakota.

Admission is $10. Call 605-394-6923 to reserve tickets. Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

Behind-the-scenes content: bit.ly/WolfNorDog

Apr
11
Thu
Preservation Thursday: A Brief History and Resurrection of Older Farming Methods and Ancient Grains – A Path Forward to Local Milling of Local Grains @ Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Preservation Thursday: A Brief History and Resurrection of Older Farming Methods and Ancient Grains – A Path Forward to Local Milling of Local Grains @ Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center | Deadwood | South Dakota | United States

Owner of Belle Valley Ancient Grains and a fifth-generation South Dakota Agriculturist, Brian Stambaugh, will provide a brief review of farm methods, grains, and milling practices in South Dakota from the late 1800s to present. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

Apr
13
Sat
Mountain Lion Youth Workshop @ Adams Museum
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mountain Lion Youth Workshop @ Adams Museum | Deadwood | South Dakota | United States

Students are invited to learn about mountain lions, one of the most popular species within the big cat family. With the help of the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Cougar Crate, students will discover where mountain lions live, what they eat, and why they are an important part of the environment. Students will also learn how humans moving into mountain lion territory can affect their population and what to do if they encounter a mountain lion in the wild. Light refreshments will be provided. For students in grades K-6. Adams Museum; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; $6 for members and $11 for non-members. Scholarships are available. Reservations required. Please call Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657 for reservations.

May
2
Thu
Preservation Thursday: Legends Never Die: Deadwood – the Movie, the Podcast, the Legacy @ Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Preservation Thursday: Legends Never Die: Deadwood – the Movie, the Podcast, the Legacy @ Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center | Deadwood | South Dakota | United States

HBO’s fan-favorite TV show, Deadwood, returns this spring to the small screen for one final experience with the characters who populated the famous mining town. Chris Wimmer, creator of the Legends of the Old West podcast, presents a program on the long-awaited conclusion of the iconic TV show, and compares and contrasts it with the true events of Deadwood history as they were told on his podcast. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

Jun
20
Thu
Northern Hills Community Band Concert @ Historic Adams House
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Relax and unwind to the sounds of the Northern Hills Community Band. Historic Adams House lawn; 7:00 p.m.; admission by donation. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).