The Journey Museum and Learning Center provides the BEST OF our past Turtle Soups and Learning Forums to bring Black Hills history to you at no cost! A new Turtle Story will be released every Friday.

SCHEDULE
March 27: Finding Amelia
April 3: Hooky Jack
April 10: The Duhamel Store
April 17: John Anderson
April 24: Black Holes
May 1: Up in Thin Air (Stratobowl)
May 8: From the Vault (Pioneer Stories)
May 15: South Dakota Air & Space Museum
May 22: Tom Sweeney Wants to See You
May 29: Sheriffs of Pennington County
June 5: Women of the Sioux Indian Museum
June 9: Rapid City Strong - register now!
*Schedule subject to change


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Sheriffs of Pennington Co.

Pennington County has a rich history of the Old West. Early life was harsh, and settling the county was, at times, even harsher. The sheriff played an important role in taming the frontier. Go back to the origins of the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and hear stories of the people who made it possible.

Presented by Helene Duhamel from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Kevin Thom, and Pat Roseland, president of the Minnilusa Historical Association.


Tom Sweeney Wants to See You!

This is the story of Rapid City's most famous businessman, Tom Sweeney!
Presented by Mark Slocum, director of the Minnilusa Historical Association and Pioneer Collection at The Journey Museum and Learning Center.


South Dakota Air & Space Museum

We're FLYING into history with the South Dakota Air & Space Museum. Impress your friends with cool history tidbits!


FROM THE VAULT

We're sharing 4 SPECIAL pioneer stories unlocked from the Minnilusa Historical Association vault!

STORIES
Grace French: Pursuit of Art
Fred Farrar Photo Files with music by Hank Harris
Playing the Health Game: Physical Health Camp for Children
Rapid Rambler: 1954 Flight from Denver to Rapid City


UP IN THIN AIR

The Black Hills are lucky to have history regarding space flight with the Stratobowl flights of 1934 and 1935. In fact, the Stratobowl is known as the birthplace of the Space Age. Watch to learn why the first flight failed.


BLACK HOLES

Discover the science behind Black Holes with Arjun Ayyangar, NASA Solar System Ambassador and SDSM&T grad.

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JOHN ANDERSON

John Anderson was the pioneer photographer of the Rosebud Sioux in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Presented by Conor McMahon, chief curator of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board.




THE DUHAMEL STORE

The Duhamel name is one of the oldest in pioneer history of the Black Hills. This week, you'll hear about their famous Cowboy & Indian Trading Post.
Presented by Helene Duhamel, public information officer for the Pennington County Sheriff's Office.
This presentation is split into four parts.


PART 1



PART 2



PART 3



PART 4



HOOKY JACK

Hooky Jack was a night watchman for a little over 40 years, and his legacy lives on with the Rapid City Police Department. Jack was also a not-so-good miner who had his downfalls, but he always bounced back.

Presented by Corey Christianson, the Administration, Exhibits, and Curations Coordinator at The Journey Museum and Learning Center.


FINDING AMELIA

Enjoy a presentation on Amelia Earhart, who led an incredible, record-setting life in a short 40 years. Explore her motivations, achievements, and unique connection to South Dakota!

Presented by Corey Christianson, the Administration, Exhibits, and Curations Coordinator at The Journey Museum and Learning Center.


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Hours

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

Admission

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.