Tri-State Museum, Belle Fourche, SD

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Tri-State Museum, Belle Fourche, SD



Saturday, November 1st

First Saturday brunch, Saturday, November 1, 2014 will feature a book signing with area authors John English, Ruby Gabriel and Bob and Jan Sisk. Each author will present an overview of their books.

-John English has authored two books; “The Cowboy Story” and “The Black Hills”-a history in photographs, as well as other novels.  

-Ruby Gabriel’s book entitled “It’s More than a Place....West River” gives a overview of early day history with many of the people and places that have played an integral part in who we’ve become.

-The timeless  beauty of a Black Hills treasure is celebrated in this interpretive pictorial “Spirit Land-the beauty of Spearfish Canyon” by Bob and Jan Sisk.

Brunch is served at 10am and is free to Friends of the Museum, $5 for non members. The free program will begin at 10:30am.

We will also celebrate South Dakota’s 125th Statehood Anniversary and the founding of Belle Fourche with free birthday cake. Please join us.

Friday, November 28th

Our Christmas Open house is Friday, November 28. We will be open 10am-7pm with fireworks to follow off the back deck. This year’s theme will be “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”. Join us for ‘living history’, music, refreshments and a jolly good time.

415 5th Avenue
Call for more info 723-1200


The Tri-State Museum is a 4,000 square foot, city-owned and operated, historical museum based out of beautiful Belle Fourche, South Dakota. The museum is located on US-85 in the Northern Black Hills. We are a short drive to major attractions such as Deadwood, Rapid City, Spearfish Canyon, Rocky Point State Park/Orman Dam, Devils Tower, and Mt. Rushmore.

Our museum focuses on the early pioneer, rodeo, and old west history of the Tri-State region of Western South Dakota, Eastern Wyoming and Southeast Montana. The museum houses over 5,000 artifacts, rodeo memorabilia, historical records, antiques, collectibles, fossils, and other items. These include the original 1876 Johnny Spaulding Cabin, artifacts from the early cattle days, artifacts from the Belle Fourche Roundup Rodeo (largest rodeo in South Dakota), and much, much more.

We work closely with the South Dakota State Historical Society, The Adam's Museum and other local organizations such as The Butte County Historical Society, Questers, Lions Club, Golden Hills Antique Club, Northern Hills Retired Teachers, and others.

The museum is very active in the region, helping to promote and host many local activities, educational programs and special events.



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