Landscape architect Mike Bender will be the keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society set for noon on Sunday, May 19th at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center. The HARCC is located at 150 Sherman Street in Deadwood.
Bender, who works out of Rapid City for KLJ Engineering, will discuss restoration of St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery in Deadwood. The project is being undertaken with financial support from the Deadwood Historic Preservation Fund.
The luncheon meeting will be catered by Dave Brueckner and the folks from Cheyenne Crossing -- always a big hit. The $15 cost includes lunch, dessert, and gratuities. Persons wishing to attend this gathering should RSVP to 605-578-9770 no later than Thursday, May 16, 2013.
This will be the Annual Meeting for the society and will include a short business meeting to elect new board members for the organization. The society last month conducted another of its highly successful LCHS Tours. This time, members and guest enjoyed beautiful weather for a wonderful tour through old Crook City and into Whitewood, where we enjoyed a great lunch and dessert -- and had a great tour of several historic Whitewood locations. (See story below.)