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May Museum Hours

10:00am to 4:00pm

Monday through Saturday

1:00-4:00pm Sunday


Summer Museum Hours

(Memorial Day to Labor Day)

10:00am to 7:00pm

Monday through Saturday

1:00-7:00pm Sunday



1881 Custer County Courthouse Museum
 411 Mount Rushmore Road

PO Box 826
 Custer, South Dakota 57730


(605) 673-2443

 

1881courthousemuseum@gwtc.net

cchstsoc@gwtc.net


Handicap Ramp & Elevator Available


Custer County Historical Society

SD State Historical Society

Custer Area Chamber of Commerce

Hermosa Arts and History Association



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WELCOME TO THE

1881 COURTHOUSE MUSEUM


Experience the rich history of Custer County from the Paleoindian settlements to the present...



New Exhibits for the 2016 season

  

                Veterans Memorial of Fiftieth Anniversary

                               of the Vietnam War

              (upstairs in the Courtroom until June 30 ONLY)

        Courtesy of the Harney Peak/Black Hills Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Their exhibit honors Vietnam War Veterans in Custer County and surrounding Black Hills areas. 

       

       

                                  Frontier Justice

                         (downstairs in the basement) 

        Sheriff Wheeler has contributed significantly to the development of the “Frontier Justice” display which features a listing of all the sheriffs in Custer County History and a collection of artifacts explaning the activities in the “lawless” days of this county’s history, including the remnants of the actual tree used to hang "Lame Johnny"  in 1878.

 

 



 






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