Enjoy good stories, good food and good company on select Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Every Turtle Soup will feature a history lesson on
Feed your mind and your belly with your busy schedule in mind at Turtle Soup
11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. - Lunch is served
12:05-12:45 p.m. - Presentation
12:45-12:55 p.m. - Q & A
You'll finish your history lesson with just enough time to head back to your workday. Or you can stay, chat and enjoy the museum!
Turtle Soup stories are included with your two-day admission:
$12 for adults, $10 for seniors & half-off for members!
Advance reservations are appreciated and help us make sure that there's enough soup for everyone! Please call 605-394-6923.
Theater map below. Seats marked ADA indicate wheelchair accessibility. Blue seats indicate space for foldout chairs, but those with ADA requirements take first priority.
2019 Fall Schedule
FRIDAY, OCT. 11 - Sean Flynn, author and professor of history at Dakota Wesleyan University, presents "Ben Reifel – Without Reservation."
Hear the story of the first Lakota to serve in Congress and how he straddled two different cultures throughout his career.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18 - Gary “Doc” Kuchar, with the Custer County Historical Society, presents, "Spokane & Points In-Between."
Go back to historic Spokane, South Dakota and hear about some of the vanished places of the Southern Hills.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25 - Sioux Indian Museum Chief Curator Conor McMahon will introduce the community to the latest exhibit at The Journey Museum and Learning Center, "Alaskan Ivory Art."
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board, which administers the Sioux Indian Museum, serves many different native community members, including the Yupik Walrus Ivory carvers from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1 - Chris Johnson, state legislator and creator of the Pawnseum, presents, "Deadwood Dick."
Listen to the colorful tale of a legendary figure from the wild west.
FRIDAY, NOV. 8 - Jim Holland, a writer with the "Rapid City Journal," presents, "The USS South Dakota."
The USS South Dakota, or Battleship X, is the most decorated of the United States warships from World War II. Experience the legacy it left and the inspiration it provided for the newly launched submarine with the same name.
FRIDAY, NOV. 15 - "The Duhamel Store" is presented by Helene Duhamel, public information officer for the Pennington County Sheriff's Office, and Mark Slocum, executive director of the Minnilusa Historical Association and Pioneer Museum.
Mark and Helene will share the glorious past of the Duhamel Store. View special artifacts from the Duhamel Collection!
FRIDAY, NOV. 22 - Halley Legge, with the Black Hills National Forest, presents, "The Friendship Tower."
The 100-year-old tower is the first monument constructed in remembrance of President Theodore Roosevelt by his best friend Seth Bullock - two legendary figures and one legendary story that still lives today.
FRIDAY, DEC. 6 - Author Paul Higbee presents, "The History of the Black Hills Round-Up."
South Dakota has a proud history of rodeo. Relive the birth and growth of the Black Hills Roundup, just in time for the Pro Rodeo Finals.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13 - Corey Christianson, the administration, curation, and exhibits coordinator for The Journey Museum and Learning Center, presents, "Hooky Jack."
Hooky Jack was a not-so-good miner who lost his hands in an accident. But it didn't stop him from becoming a fixture in Rapid City lore.
The Journey Museum & Learning Center regularly adds new events, exhibits, and features to the expansive museum, covering American history, Black Hills history, and Native American culture.
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