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.
Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center’s March Brunch Presentation is “Incident at Lightning Creek”
March 7, 2015 | 10:00am
The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center will hold its March First Saturday Brunch on Saturday, March 7. The speaker will be Wayne Gilbert, giving a presentation entitled “Incident at Lighting Creek.” This famous incident involves a tragic encounter between a band of Lakota and some Wyoming cowboys.
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.
The Tri-State Museum
10th Annual Museum Foundation Banquet
Saturday, March 14 at Belle Fourche Community Hall.
The 2015 banquet is entitled “Having a Dam Good Time – Orman Style!” and celebrates the era in which the Orman Dam was built, as well as the industries, pastimes and events associated with Orman Dam.
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, cash bar and silent auction. This will be followed by a steak tip dinner provided by American West Catering and a live auction conducted by Mills Auction Service. Those who attend are encouraged to dress in costumes that reflect the fashions of 1900-1910, but such costumes are not required.
Tickets for the banquet are $30.00 per person and may be purchased at the Tri-State Museum at 415 Fifth Avenue in Belle Fourche.
Proceeds from the banquet go to the Tri-State Museum Foundation Building Fund.
Centerpieces for the event will vary by table and reflect different themes.
These centerpieces note the fireworks displays that took place near Orman Dam,
and a Seed Business that once flourished in that area.
Sunday, March 15th
Family Fun Day entitled “Limericks and Leprechauns.”
The day will include the short film, “Holidays for Children: St. Patrick’s Day,” and a drawing for the children’s book “The Leprechaun Trap.” There will be a craft activity to create rainbow banners, which can be carried during a short St. Patrick’s Day parade through the museum.
All students who attend will receive a free take-home packet of puzzles, games and info about St. Patrick’s Day.
Cost for attending the Family Fun Day is $2 per person or is free for those with museum membership. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 723-1200.
Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center adds 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