$15 gets you lunch and a most unique presentation. Please contact Donna Watson at 605-578-9770 for reservations and more information.
There will be a fascinating presentation that will focus on the Botanical Legacy of Deadwood's Chinatown District. Archaeological excavations from 2001-2004 revealed several major structures in Deadwood's Chinatown District. Also noted were privies and a ceremonial pit that was probably used for disposal of personal items. The Black Hills State University (BHSU) herbarium – a plant research facility located in Spearfish, South Dakota – has recently analyzed materials collected from the site.
The presentation will introduce the BHSU herbarium and its botanical research projects, summarize the known history of Deadwood's Chinatown District, report on the composition of plant specimens recovered to date from the study site, and offer preliminary insights on uses of plants by the Chinese population.
Also in May will be the Whitewood History Dedication Ceremony of the Railroad Main Line that went from Whitewood to Belle Fourche! Keep an eye on our website for the upcoming announcement of the date!