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Turtle Soup - Hooky Jack

December 13, 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, Corey Christianson presents, "Hooky Jack."

Hooky Jack is a man of Rapid City lore. He was a night watchman for Rapid City for a little over 40 years, and his legacy lives on with the Rapid City Police Department.

Jack’s life was not an easy one. Being a not-so-good miner had its downfalls, but he always bounced back. This talk will dive into the story of Hooky Jack and Rags ... and what it means to be part of Rapid City lore.

This story will be shared by The Journey Museum and Learning Center’s Administration, Curation, and Exhibits Coordinator, Corey Christianson.

As a Coast Guard brat, she has moved 11 times but claims Wisconsin as home. She received her undergraduate degree in history and English from the University of South Dakota. She went on to get her masters degree with an emphasis in museum studies from the University of Oklahoma.

In her off time, Christianson volunteers at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum and helps the Base Historian with his archives. To date, she has spent over 1,075 hours volunteering.

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

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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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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.