Event Details

Turtle Soup - Duhamel Store

November 15, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Feed your mind and your belly with Turtle Soup, featuring a presentation on historic Black Hills figures or events and a bowl of soup provided by Angel’s Catering.

This week, Helene Duhamel presents, "The Duhamel Store." 

The Duhamel name is one of the oldest in the pioneer history of the Black Hills. At the turn of the century, the Duhamel family moved out of ranching and into banking and hardware. Between 1907 and 1909, the Duhamel building was constructed for a huge department store at the corner of Sixth and St. Joseph streets.

Duhamel’s Cowboy & Indian Trading Post became famous for saddle making and the trading and collecting of Native American artifacts. In coordination with the Indian community, a pageant was developed to the delight of tourists.

Hear the story and view special artifacts from the Duhamel Collection, courtesy of The Minnilusa Historical Association.

Helene is a third-generation broadcaster and a fifth-generation South Dakotan. She joined the family business in 1981 at KOTA-TV in Rapid City, graduating a few years later with a degree in mass communication from Stanford University.

Over her career, Helene was an accomplished reporter, assignment editor, producer, anchor and news director. She stepped down as a news director after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at the age of 29.

In the spring of 2017, she joined the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office as the public information officer.

Helene and her husband Steve just celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary. They have three wonderful children - Erin, Daniel and Shannon.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, half-off for members. Call 605-394-6923 to reserve tickets.

For more Turtle Soups, click here.

Theater map below. Seats marked ADA indicate wheelchair accessibility. Blue seats indicate space for foldout chairs, but those with ADA requirements take first priority.

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