Newsletter & News-1881 Courthouse Museum

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News & Newsletters

Images of the Past by South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB)

Listen to Museum Director Gary Enright explain some of the more interesting aspects of Custer County history complete with text and video.

Mar 13, 2017:  The Lumber Industry in the Black Hills

Feb 13, 2017:  Native Americans and Community Celebrations

Jan 6, 2017:  The Big Springs Train Robbery

Dec 11, 2016:  Annie Tallent-First White Woman in the Black Hills

Nov 14, 2016:  The Gordon Stockade

Oct 10, 2016:  Frank Fools Crow

Sep 9, 2016:  Teddy Belonged to the West

May 9, 2016:  He Was Known as Captain Jack

Apr 6, 2016:  The Majestic Buffalo

Mar 13, 2016:  Custer Family Tragedy

Feb 7, 2016:  A Russian Grand Duke, Gen. Custer, and Buffalo Bill Cody

Jan 11, 2016:  Presidential Visits to South Dakota - Calvin Coolidge 

Dec 14, 2015:  Horatio Ross & Custer's Black Hills Gold Find

Nov 6, 2015:   The 1875 Dr. Flick Cabin – Custer

Sep 29, 2015:  Custer’s Historic Stage Coach

Jul 2, 2015:  240 Years of Military Uniform History in Custer 


1881 Courthouse Museum Newsletters
(click on issue to read)

First Quarter 2017 Docket

Fourth Quarter 2016 Docket
Third Quarter 2016 Docket
First Quarter 2016 Docket

October 2015 Docket
April 2015 Docket
January 2015 Docket



Foundation Supporters of the
1881 Courthouse Museum


Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission

South Dakota State Historical Society’s Deadwood Fund Grant:

Outside of Deadwood Fund

Oswald Family Foundation

Adams Mastrovich Foundation, Mary


Mary Chilton DAR Foundation

South Dakota Community Foundation/

First Interstate Bank



2016/17 Supporters of the
1881 Courthouse Museum

AJs Ore Car Saloon

Carson Drug

Custer True Value

Dakota Photograph

DJs Auto

EZ Trucking

Deb Mayer via First Interstate Bank

Fort Welikit Family Campground

JRL Retreat (Fairbault, MN)

The Lost Sock Laundromat

Schmidt Motor (Monroe, SD)

Studt Electric, Inc

Tumbleweed Designs

VFW Post 3442