Event Details

Blue Jean Ball 2

December 3, 2019  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


We want to thank you for 22 years of growth and success at The Journey Museum and Learning Center! Celebrate by joining us on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, for Blue Jean Ball 2. 

The Blue Jean Ball contributes to our Journey to 2022 campaign, described below. You can help strengthen our interactive learning experiences. Attend the Blue Jean Ball and donate today!

• Appetizers catered by Hotel Alex Johnson with a cash bar from 5-7 p.m.
• Entertainment by Lonely Rangers - Johnny Sundby and Ross Johnson
• Live auction featuring 6 fabulous Black Hills adventures!
• Silent Auction

• Raffle baskets - 5 for $10 or 15 for $20 

"We hope everyone can join us and support our efforts in making our museum an even better place for all our members and guests!" says Troy Kilpatrick, executive director of The Journey Museum and Learning Center. "We have several initiatives that we will share updates on and hope throughout the evening to gain support for even more."


$40 per ticket
$280 for a table of 8 people

Call 605-394-6923 or visit us at 222 New York St. to purchase tickets.

Cowpokes Buffet

Pulled Pork Barbeque served with Cocktail Buns and Spicy Slaw

Bourbon Cocktail Wieners

Fiesta Queso served with Tortilla Chips & Pretzel Bites

Cowboy Pasta Salad

Jalapeno Ranch Dip served with House Made Kettle Chips & Fresh Vegetables

S’more Pudding Parfaits

*Food generously contributed by the Hotel Alex Johnson







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 To donate, call 605-394-6923, stop by in person or send by mail.
All contributions are tax-deductible.

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Through You!

To make cash or check contributions, please send to:

The Journey Museum & Learning Center
222 New York Street.
Rapid City, SD 57701


The Journey to 2022 is a fundraising goal to improve accessibility and the visitor experience at The Journey Museum and Learning Center. Our goal is to raise $150,000 by Dec. 21, 2021 to be applied to 2022 educational efforts. 

Why the year 2022? This is a significant year for a few reasons. In 2022, The Journey Museum and Learning Center will be 25 years old. Adding to that, it will be 50 years since the Rapid City Flood of 1972. 

This campaign serves to not only remember an important period in local history but to improve how we can share that history for generations to come.

You can help by donating to The Journey Museum and Learning Center. Call 605-394-6923 to learn more.


Closed-captioned movies and enhanced audio for the hearing-impaired

Update of "The Journey" film, which introduces visitors to the Black Hills and to our collections

Upgrade to theater control center

Ramps that allow access for guests using walkers, wheelchairs and other assisted movement devices

Handrails to allow for more safety on theater stairs 


Updated projector and screen in an area where many events are held

Enhanced audio for the hearing-impaired

Digital cameras to archive and share full presentations


Smartphone app with audio library, including text for those with hearing limitations. This app will be used all around the museum for a more engaging visitor experience.

Upgraded monitors that currently feature video vignettes, complete with closed-captioning

Enhanced section on Deadwood history

Bathroom doors that open with the push of a button to assist people with mobility issues

Changing tables in all men's bathrooms

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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


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.