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Turtle Soup Lecture Series

Jan 26, 2018 12:00pm - Apr 13, 2018 1:00pm

Feed your mind and your belly! Every Turtle Soup features a presentation on historic figures who influenced Black Hills history and includes soup from Angel’s Catering. Turtle Soups are included in a regular admission to the museum or are 1/2 off for members. 

Typical schedule:
12 pm - 12:15 pm - Lunch is served
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Presentation
12:45 pm - 12:55 pm Q & A

Presented Fridays at noon now April 13th

Upcoming topics:

Jan. 26 - Seth Bullock's Cowboy Brigade

Feb. 2 - History of Saloons

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Learning Forum - "Fossil Finder"

Feb 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Frank Garcia in the hunt for fossils of all kinds at this week's learning forum! Garcia's discoveries as a paleontologist include complete or near-complete fossils of ancient reptile skulls, saber-tooth cats and even a previously unknown variety of an extinct antelope, Antilocapra (Subantilocapra) Garciae, named after him. 

Learning Forums are wide-ranging, thought-provoking presentations. Each program includes a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session with the presenter(s). 

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Learning Forum - "Dakota Daughters"

Mar 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Celebrate the start of Women's History Month with a special presentation of the "Dakota Daughters". Euro-American, African-American and Native American women portray a narrative of the events at Wounded Knee from the unique viewpoints of the three cultures. 

Learning Forums are wide-ranging, thought-provoking presentations. Each program includes a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session with the presenter(s).

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Learning Forum - "In The Moment with Lori Walsh & Denise Ross"

Mar 11, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join journalists Lori Walsh of South Dakota Public Broadcasting and Denise Ross, formerly of Black Hills Knowledge Network and the Mitchell Republic, as they discuss the challenges and the rewards reporters face. Lori will change things up and answer questions by Denise about her role as host of SDPB's In The Moment program. Audience participation highly encouraged! 

Learning Forums are wide-ranging, thought-provoking presentations. Each program includes a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session with the presenter(s). 

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Learning Forum - "Lakota Grandmothers"

Mar 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Learning Forums are wide-ranging, thought-provoking presentations. Each program includes a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session with the presenter(s). 

Admission includes all other museum activities and is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, half-off for members & FREE for students (ages 6 - 17) with a paid adult/senior admission. Reserve your spot in advance by calling 605-394-6923.

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Learning Forum - "Transformations - The Homestake Opera House & Phoebe Hearst"

Mar 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sarah Carlson, Executive Director of the Homestake Opera House in Lead, shares the unique story of how a newspaper magnate's mother, Phoebe Hearst, played a key role in the conception and formation of the Homestake Opera House, a centerpiece of Lead's arts and culture atmosphere for over 100 years. 

Learning Forums are wide-ranging, thought-provoking presentations. Each program includes a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session with the presenter(s).

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Learning Forum - "The Crouch Line"

Apr 8, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

All aboard as we travel through history and discuss the "bendiest railroad in the West", the Rapid City, Black Hills and Western Railroad, also known as the Crouch Line.

Learning Forums are wide-ranging, thought-provoking presentations. Each program includes a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session with the presenter(s). 

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Learning Forum - "Amazing Science Steve"

Apr 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

It's Amazing Science Steve at the Journey Museum & Learning Center! Applying humor, watermelons, and flying toilet paper, Science Steve will bring dry theorems and scientific laws to life for kids and adults.

Admission includes all other museum activities and is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, half-off for members & FREE for students (ages 6 - 17) with a paid adult/senior admission. Reserve your spot in advance by calling 605-394-6923.

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Learning Forum - "Save Our Dark Skies"

Apr 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Diane Knutson with Lights Out Rapid City talks about the importance of reducing light pollution in the Black Hills.

Learning Forums are wide-ranging, thought-provoking presentations. Each program includes a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session with the presenter(s). 

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