Saturday, September 23: 1:00 p.m. Scoop of History: How to Dress Your Soldier – Scoop of History
Lee Stroschine from the Old Fort Meade Museum will be talking about military uniforms that were used at Fort Meade as well as the uniforms that soldiers on the Custer expedition of 1874 wore.
The Historical Society will hold a brief Annual Meeting for membership following the presentation.

June 16-17, 2023: Seventh annual History Days. Our theme will be “Trails of History.” We will celebrate trails of all kinds; from the various wagon trails, pathways, roads and highways, which have brought people and goods to the area for centuries, to the variety of modern trails which exist to bring us closer to our past. We even want to embrace more abstract “trails” which have been used over the years.

Events at the Sturgis Community Center will include:

Friday Reception with Cash Bar (4 pm to 7 pm) 
Historical Booths, Saturday (9 am to Noon)

Booths for Reception and Historical Booths will include:
“Trails to St. Martin’s” and “1950’s Kid Trails in Sturgis”
Bismarck, Ft. Pierre, and Cheyenne Trails to Sturgis. 
Sturgis Chronicle, House Tours, SMCHS Scrapbook
Bob Lee photo collection, donated Brown High School photos, Genealogy 
Bear Butte Creek Preservation Committee
South Dakota State Railroad Museum
S&MCHS Info and Membership
History at High Noon/Sturgis Area Arts Council
Fort Meade Museum 
Society of Black Hills Pioneers (Friday Only)

Historic Homes Bus Tour, Saturday (10 am)
Annie Tallent, Grasshopper Jim, Poker Alice, Nequegge (Christmas House)

For a donation to the Historical Society, sloppy joes, hot dogs, chips and a dessert will be available starting at 10 am on Saturday.

Saturday Afternoon Programs:
From Foot-paths to the Interstate by David Super (Noon)
Westward – Trains on the Northern Plains by Rick Mills (2 pm)


Saturday, March 12: 1:00 p.m. Scoop of History: The KKK of the Black Hills in the 1920s by historian, Charles Rambow
The Historical Society will hold a brief Annual Meeting for membership following the presentation.
Friday & Saturday, June 17-18: Sixth annual History Days. Theme will be “History: Lost and Found”. More details here.
Sunday, November 13: Scoop of History: The First United Methodist Church of Sturgis, Sunday, November 13 at 1:30 pm at the Methodist Church (1755 Ball Park Road). More details here.


Tuesday, April 21: 6:30 p.m., monthly meeting Sturgis & Meade County Historical Society Board of Directors, Sturgis Chamber of Commerce meeting room CANCELLED
Friday & Saturday, June 19-20: Sixth annual History Day celebrating Early Characters of Sturgis and Meade County, Sturgis City Auditorium CANCELLED


You can become a member or Business Sponsor of the Sturgis & Meade County Historical Society online.
You can also make a valued Donation.
Your support is essential in our efforts and is highly appreciated.