For further information about this and upcoming events
at the Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center
please contact Director Kristi Thielen at 605-723-1200.
September Saturday Brunch - September 5th
Humanities Scholar Pegie Douglas
South Dakota Humanities Scholar Pegie Douglas will return to the Tri-State Museum for the First Saturday Brunch on September 5 at 10 a.m. Douglas is a singer and guitarist who performs original music set to the poetry of South Dakota poet Badger Clark, and also tells of his life and times.
Douglas also appeared at the Tri-State Museum in 2014. She and Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center Director Kristi Thielen have a history of collaboration; In 2013 at the Journey Museum in Rapid City, Douglas and the Badger Sett Band provided a concert that preceded a museum theatre production written by Thielen, entitled “High Hopes for Hay Camp,” which was about Rapid City’s first 10 years.
The First Saturday Brunch begins at 10 a.m. and is free to members and $5 to nonmembers. The program which will begin at 10:30 is free to all.
For further information about this and future First Saturday Brunches, please contact Kristi Thielen at 723-1200.
“Ghosts: the Towns, the Stories”
The staff of the Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center in Belle Fourche is preparing a temporary exhibit entitled “Ghosts: the Towns, the Stories” and asks the public for ghost stories that might be featured in the exhibit.
While information about ghost towns of South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana is accessible, ghost stories from the Tri-State area are not. “There are stories from communities surrounding Belle Fourche, such as Deadwood,” says museum and visitor center director Kristi Thielen. “But we’d like to get more stories specific to this immediate three-state area. We know there must be some good ones out there!”
The exhibit will be opened to the public on Friday, September 18th, so those with ghost stories are encouraged to call the museum as soon as possible. Contact Kristi Thielen at 723-1200 if you have a story to tell. If you have ghost town photos or artifacts which you would be willing to share, contact Assistant Director Jean Maher, also at 723-1200.
“Ghosts: the Towns, the Stories” will be open to the public through October.
Children’s dress-up trunk for interactive play
The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center now offers a trunk of period-style clothing for child visitors to try on. The trunk includes prairie dresses, skirts and blouses for girls; vests, shirts and knickers for boys. There are also several hats. Items in the trunk will be changed every few months to provide variety.
The dress-up trunk is being added as a way to provide more hands-on experiences for young visitors to the Tri-State Museum.
The public is invited to stop in at the museum on Friday to see the display; the museum’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
415 5th Avenue
Call for more info 723-1200