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.
“Make a Kite Day”
Saturday, July 11th from 9-11 a.m.
SkyWindWorld, a national known entity that promotes kite flying and exhibits, will lead kids in making kites which they can then decorate as they would like.
Those who make kites on Saturday are invited to attend a kite-flying event the next day, Sunday, July 12 between 9:30-4 p.m. at the Vore Buffalo Jump near Beulah, Wyoming. Those kite makers who come to the Vore on Sunday, will receive $10 off a family admission to the Buffalo Jump.
Cost for attending “Make a Kite Day” in Belle Fourche is $7 per child and all materials will be provided. Reservations are strongly suggested; call 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 is entitled “BOOM! The History of Fireworks”. The exhibit will include storyboards about the development of firecrackers and fireworks, from their origin in ancient China to their further development in Europe and the United States. There will also be photographs of fireworks, taken by local photographers, Milo Dailey, Sarah Maher and Jodie Baxendale.
The centerpiece of the exhibit will be a storyboard and photos about Fritz Carlson, the “Fireworks Guy” of Belle Fourche.
The exhibit was conceived and written by Museum and Visitor Center Director Kristi Thielen, with photo and artifact curation by Assistant Director Jean Maher.
There is no admission to see the exhibit.
For additional information about “BOOM!” please call Kristi Thielen at 723-1200.
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