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Learning Forum - "Walking with Coolidge"

May 28, 2017  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


"Walking with Coolidge" presented by Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills author, Seth Tupper, and historian, Eric Zimmer

Ninety years ago this summer, President Calvin Coolidge spent nearly three months living, working, and playing in the Black Hills. While here, he made national news by attending the start of carving at Mount Rushmore, re-assigning a Secret Service agent in a fit of anger, and announcing that he would not seek re-election. He also traveled widely throughout the Black Hills and attended many local events. Seth Tupper, of the Rapid City Journal and author of the new book Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills, will provide an overview of Coolidge's South Dakota summer.

Building off of Seth's broader overview of the Coolidge Summer, historian Eric Zimmer will focus on President Coolidge's interactions with American Indians during his time in the Black Hills. It examines the few, key moments during which Native American leaders visited with the president, then explores how tribal leaders and prominent Lakotas lobbied the president to improve tribal/federal relations while asking him to support the return of the Black Hills pursuant to the terms of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty during public events in Deadwood and on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Learning Forums are thought provoking presentations on a wide variety of topics. Each program features a forty-five minute presentation, followed by an open forum with questions and discussion about the topic.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, half-off for members & FREE for students (ages 6 - 17) with a paid adult/senior admission (includes museum admission)

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The Journey Museum is currently in Winter Hours:

Winter Hours

(October 1st – April 30th)
10 AM – 5 PM Monday through Saturday
1 PM – 5 PM Sundays

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(May 1st – September 30th)
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All individual admissions are good for two days with receipt.

Museum General Admission:

Adults (ages 18+) $10
Seniors (ages 62+) $8
Students (ages 6 – 17) $7
Children 5 & under FREE with family

Groups (10+ people):

$7 per person

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.

Education Groups (12+ students):

$3 per student (all students 18 and under)
$5 College Students

Chaperones are requested. Special pricing will be extended to adult chaperones.

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.