Current Exhibits

Turn on the Light!

What would we do without light? Come visit our latest temporary exhibit to be enlightened! Opening January 29, it runs through May 28. Opening day we will have a through-the-day reception of beverages and special themed treats, made by SME’s Treats. Exhibit includes photos, storyboards, touchscreen quiz, activity table with books and a workbook. 

Be an Archaeologist!

Learn the fascinating science of digging up the past! You will learn how to dig up artifacts and record them just like a professional archaeologist. The science starts on Sunday,  June 19  at 2:00 pm and we will have a craft, book drawing, and free take-home workbook; refreshments provided. $2 per person or free with membership! Reservations suggested; call 605-723-1200.

Round and Round with Bicycles

Travel back in time with us as we ride through the history of the bicycle. There will be an opening reception with refreshments on April 30 from 8 am to 5 pm. In addition to the exhibit we have books to read and a take-home workbook for children. Come and see!

An Ingalls in the Black Hills

Did you know that Laura Ingalls Wilder, of Little House on the Prairie fame, had a sister named Carrie? Of course you did. Did you know that Carrie lived in Deadwood? Maybe not. Fill in your blanks as Jeanie Kirkpatrick shares Carrie’s story with us. Brunch begins at 10:00 am with the presentation at 10:30 on June 4. Reservations are required; please call 605-723-1200. Brunch is $5 per person or FREE with membership. Free admission for just the presentation.

Check out this 360 degree video tour of our community – significant buildings, the downtown and more!  Tour provided by Mary Buchholz and Hunter Anderson.