Turtle Soup - Spokane & Points In-Between
October 18, 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, Gary "Doc" Kuchar presents, "Spokane & Points In-Between." This Turtle Soup is about the vanished places of the Southern Hills.
IMAGE COURTESY: 1881 COURTHOUSE MUSEUM, CUSTER
Here one minute and gone the next - South Dakota is full of ghost towns. Explore the rise and fall of these vanished places in an entertaining program about local history.
"Most places disappear but there's still something there," Kuchar says.
Hear about places like the town of Spokane, known for a mine full of arsenic and a shocking murder confession.
And who better to lead this ghost town adventure than a man born during a thunderstorm on Friday the 13th? Kuchar will help you visualize what these towns were like and what led to their demise.
Kuchar has been a trustee at the 1881 Courthouse Museum and with the Custer County Historical Society for the better part of a decade. He grew up on a farm in Nebraska and has always had a love of history. In fact, his 104-year-old mother runs her own museum in their rural hometown of Meadow Grove, Nebraska.
The proud father of two daughters, Kuchar currently lives in Custer, South Dakota.
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.