About Us

Days of '76 Museum

Current Officers:
President: Jon Mattson
Vice President: Marc Straub
Treasurer: Joe Peterson
Secretary: Terry Sankey

The Days of ’76 Museum is associated with the Days of ’76 Celebration: an annual historic parade and PRCA award winning rodeo.
 • Museum collections:

– Over 50 horse-drawn vehicles
– A collection of rodeo memorabilia and archives
– The Don Clowser Collection of old west pioneer and American Indian art and artifacts
– A historic costume collection

The Museum is a history museum open to the public May – October annually.
We are currently engaged in a capital campaign to build a new facility.
Estimated start date is Fall, 2009 with an estimated grand opening in Spring/Summer 2011.

For More Information:
Days of '76 Museum
PO Box 391
Dead Wood, SD 57732
(605) 578-2872

Established in 1924
The Days of ’76 Museum, Inc. formed in 2004

Meeting Schedule:
 • Board meets every two weeks

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