South Dakota Archives Month 2013

Executive Proclamation declaring October
Archives month in South Dakota


Archives Month 2013 Events 

"Keystone Wye Film "
October 10th / Thursday
Special showing to the Department of Transportation employees of the recently cleaned and converted film showing the contruction of the Keystone Wye Bridge.


"Pierre/Ft. Pierre Gen Soc "
October 12th / Saturday
Virginia Hanson & Ken Stewart

Virginia Hanson will give a presentation on "Unique Sources at the State Archives."
Ken Stewart will give a presentation on "Bizarre Characters in South Dakota history."

Pierre/ Ft. Pierre Genealogical Society - 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
506 N Jefferson, Pierre, SD


"Keystone Wye film"
October 20th/ Sunday
The film documents the construction of the Keystone Wye in the Black Hills between 1966 and 1968. Designed by Clyde Jundt, the Keystone Wye is a tri-level glued laminate timber bridge located at the interchange of highway US 16 and US 16a north of Keystone, SD.
Cultural Heritage Center- 2:00 p.m.
900 Governors Dr., Pierre, S.D.
"Keystone Wye film and South Dakota State Fair film"
October 25th/ Friday

Special showing of the Keystone Wye film and the South Dakota State Fair film to the residents at the Westhill Village

Special showing of the Keystone Wye film to the students and faculty at the School of Mines and Technology.

"Family History "
October 26th / Saturday
Virginia Hanson
Virginia Hanson will give a presentation on "Dakota Territorial Records for Genealogical Research"

"Beast From the Haunted Cave"
October 27th/ Sunday


 Originally released in 1959, Beast from Haunted Cave was filmed in the Black Hills of South Dakota and tells the story of a “blood-starved creature hidden in the depths of an old mine” and those attempting to fight off the hideous creature.  Monte Hellman directed the film with stars Michael Forest, Sheila Carol and Frank Wolff.
Cultural Heritage Center- 7:00 p.m.
900 Governors Dr., Pierre, S.D.

Activities at other Organizations


The Lead Deadwood Arts Center will be providing several clues a week on its Facebook page to the whereabouts of a medallion that is located on public property somewhere in the Lead/Deadwood area. The first to find the medallion can turn it into the Lead Deadwood Arts Center to claim the prize. For clues and more information go to Facebook at Lead-Dwd-Arts-Center or call at 605-584-1461.