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.
First Saturday Brunch
Saturday, June 6
The speaker will be Bonita Ley, presenting on the topic of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Ley has done a great deal of study on the life of this celebrated author and the background to the recently published bestseller, “Pioneer Girl.”
Brunch is served at 10 a.m. and is free to museum members and $5 for non-members. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. and is free to all. For further information about this and upcoming First Saturday Brunches, please contact Kristi Thielen at 723-1200.
Second Annual Cemetery Walk
Saturday, June 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.
at Pineslope Cemetery in Belle Fourche.
The event features presentations by re-enactors, who appear as significant personalities from Belle Fourche history.
In the event of inclement weather, the Cemetery Walk will be held at the Tri-State Museum.
The Cemetery Walk is sponsored by Questers, an international nonprofit which was organized to provide funds for the preservation and restoration of historical objects, existing memorials and landmarks.
In Belle Fourche, the Questers provided financial support for the relocation and restoration of the Johnny Spaulding Cabin, located on the grounds of the Tri-State Museum and Center of the Nation Visitor Center.
For any additional information about the Cemetery Walk, contact Sheila Frost at 892-3748.
Family Fun Day “Volcano!”
June 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The day will include a short film about volcanoes and families will also learn about a “failed” volcano which is in the Black Hills. There will also be a craft to make a brown paper bag volcano, a book drawing and an activity in which kids will use simple materials to create their own volcanic explosion. All kids who attend will receive a free take-home packet of puzzles, games and info on volcanoes.
This Family Fun Day is sponsored by Roundup Building Center.
Cost for attending the Family Fun Day is $2 per person or is free for those with museum membership. Dads get in free, in honor of Father’s Day. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 723-1200. For more information about this and upcoming Family Fun Days, please call Director Kristi Thielen at 723-1200.
Series of 4 Gardening Classes for Children
June13, June 20, July 18 & July 25
The classes are for students in rising K-4th grade and take place on four Saturdays: June 13 and 20 and July 18 and 25. Each class is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Students will plant in the containers on the museum's lawns and in a mini-garden in the front of the building. Classes will also include crafts, activities and experiments on subjects such as soils, trees, the water cycle, insects and identifying fruits versus vegetables.
Cost per student for the 4 classes is $20 but are free to those with family membership. Individual classes are $6 per child. (Students may sign up for individual classes, but the actual planting of the gardens will take place on June 13 only.)
Class size is limited so instructors can give each student quality time. Call 723-1200 to register or if you have further questions.
“BOOM! The History of Fireworks.”
Temporary Exhibit to Open June 26th
The exhibit will consist of photos, some artifacts and a series of storyboards, including one about “the Belle Fourche fireworks guy,” pyro technician Fritz Carlson.
The museum would also like members of the Belle Fourche community to be a part of the exhibit. Anyone who has an interesting memory that relates to fireworks or a fireworks display, is encouraged to email, mail or bring their story to the museum. These stories will be collected in a notebook that will be part of “BOOM!”
Emailed stories can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum’s mailing address is Tri-State Museum, 415 Fifth Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD 57717. If a story will be dropped off, the museum’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. After Memorial Day, hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Please include name, address and phone number with your story. Fireworks memories will be collected up to June 24.
For further information about Fireworks Memories or the exhibit, please contact Kristi Thielen at 723-1200 or email@example.com.
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