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"History of Medicine in the Black Hills"



The latest exhibit at The Journey Museum and Learning Center is “History of Medicine in the Black Hills,”  which explores the rich and unique history of medicine in the Black Hills. 

Your museum admission includes the opportunity to see this exhibit! 

"Medicine is one of the most fascinating topics any museum might choose for a temporary exhibit. It is also one of the most complex," says Mark Slocum, executive director of the Minnilusa Historical Association. "For that reason, this exhibit does not pretend to be an exhaustive study of all that has happened in medicine, even in the Black Hills. We decided to focus on Native Medicine, Frontier Medicine, and early doctors and facilities in the Black Hills. We then skipped ahead to the last 40 years and some prominent health professionals of that time."

“History of Medicine in the Black Hills” was originally on temporary display at The Journey Museum and Learning Center from April 6 to July 6, 2014. Original contributors to the exhibit include: Pat Roseland; Historic Rapid City; Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital; the Black Hills Mining Museum; the Adams Museum and the Days of '76 Museum in Deadwood; The Deadwood Hospital Auxiliary; Beth Palmer, Lowell Swisher and Nona Prang; Ken Hargens; Dr. Dave Evans; Carman Timmerman and the Minnilusa Pioneer Museum.

We’d like to give a special thank you to Matthew Simmons, Associate Dean at the Rapid City Campus of the USD Sanford School of Medicine. We are grateful for his research materials, advice and moral support.


The Journey Museum and 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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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

Summer Hours

(May 1st – September 30th)
9 AM – 6 PM Monday through Saturday
11 AM – 5 PM Sundays

Admission

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.