The Red Bicycle

In our museum we are fortunate to have a bicycle donated to us by Alice Gooby Petranek. It belonged to Alice’s mother, Della Rodd Gooby. This bicycle has curved wooden handlebars and wooden tire rims, which date it to the 1890s. It is similar in looks to the Thomas...

Sacagawea’s Son

  Sacagawea’s Son by Marion Tinling Do you remember Sacagawea from the Lewis and Clark expedition? She is the brave, very young woman who guided the Corps of Discovery through the wilderness of North America. In portraits of Sacagawea there is usually a small...

Wooden Water Pipes

In our collection we are fortunate to have two sections of wooden water pipe that ran in from City Springs along the Red Water River, providing water to Belle Fourche beginning in 1907. A hydro-electric plant was built alongside the river in 1926. Why wooden pipes?...

We Have New Books in the Gift Shop!

Our store manager, Lou, always keeps us stocked with the best historical writings about our area, and local authors are prevalent on our shelves.   There are so many tempting titles, but I’ll whet your appetite with just three for now. I haven’t read them yet,...

Wilbur’s Christmas Gift

North Dakota rancher and cowboy poet Rodney Nelson has crafted a story/poem about an amiable old cowboy who wants to give a Christmas gift to his little friends at the rural school, but can’t quite come up with a practical idea. When inspiration finally hits, Wilbur...

Coming soon to our Gift Shop!

Sincerely, Emerson: A Girl, Her Letter, and the Helpers All Around Us by Emerson Weber, illustrated by Jaclyn Sinquett.

This delightful children’s book is about a young girl who loves to write letters. In this true story, Emerson discovers how much impact an act of kindness can have. Through her letters she encourages people all over the country—while not leaving her house. Her cheerful style of writing may just inspire you to find a pen and paper, and jot a note to someone you love. Emerson gives examples of what she includes in her letters, giving a boost to those who may not know what to write.

“Stories. News. Questions. Em put a piece of her life into each one. Her brother’s latest games. Taylor Swift’s best songs. And her favorite jokes.”

The icing on the cake is that this young author lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota!

The colorful illustrations by Jaclyn Sinquett bring the story a richness, and Emerson’s personality shines through the drawings. This book would make a great read-aloud.


by | Sep 15, 2016

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