Event Details

An Afternoon with Founding Father, John Brennan

September 22, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



The Minnilusa Historical Association will hold a Mountain View Cemetery Tour with a reception to follow, called “An Afternoon with Founding Father, John Brennan.”

SCHEDULE
    • 2-3 p.m.: We will meet at the Mountain View Cemetery office building. There, we will tour the family grave site and meet John Brennan, one of Rapid City’s founding fathers (portrayed by Wayne Gilbert). Parking is limited, so you may need to walk.
    • 3-4 p.m.: After the cemetery experience, join us at The Journey Museum and Learning Center for a conversation and refreshments with Brennan and his descendants.
  • There will also be a ribbon-cutting for museum displays in memorial to Brennan’s granddaughter, Helen Wrede. She is a longtime supporter and volunteer of the Minnilusa Historical Association.

This event is FREE to Minnilusa Members and $10 for non-members.
Not a member? Join by clicking here. Please RSVP to minnilusa.events@gmail.com or 605-394-6099. 

This event is held in partnership with the City of Rapid City Parks & Recreation Department.

The mission of the Minnilusa Historical Association is to advance the knowledge of pioneer life by managing and maintaining a pioneer museum as a public service; promoting an awareness of the contributions to this area made by our founders and early settlers; collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting historical items; and providing a research center.

The offices, museum collection and research center are located within The Journey Museum and Learning Center in Rapid City.

The Minnilusa Historical Association believes the early settlers of the West River area and the Black Hills of South Dakota exemplified the qualities of perseverance, courage, ingenuity, self reliance, faith and community spirit that allowed this region to prosper under adverse and sometimes cruel conditions.

It is the aim of the Association to tell their stories and preserve for future generations the lessons of their struggles and triumphs, and advance knowledge and appreciation for both the area and its peoples.

Location: Mountain View Cemetery; Journey Museum and Learning Center

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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.