The 1881 Courthouse Museum explores Black Hills history from General George Armstrong Custer's 1874 expedition to today's heritage.
1881 Custer County Courthouse Museum
411 Mount Rushmore Rd.
PO Box 826
Custer, South Dakota 57730.
Phone (605) 673-2443 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Museum
It takes a great deal of money to keep the 1881 Courthouse Museum open and well maintained. If you would like to become a Friend of the Museum and help us
financially, please click on the link below for more information.
The 1881 Courthouse Museum is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
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Sandy Ackman’s Retirement
The 1881 Courthouse Museum Director, Sandy Ackman, retired in January after serving since 2008 as the director and as a volunteer and employee since 2001. She was in the position of facility manager when she applied for the position of director in latter 2007. She brought experience in displays and management when she started, and had worked with Jessie Sundstrom and Marcia Murphey who had preceded her. She took over the helm with lots of new projects in the works.
The Board of Trustees of the 1881 Courthouse Museum and its many volunteers wish to extend their appreciation toward the job Sandy has done. We are proud of the work that has been accomplished making the 1881 Courthouse Museum a gem among small museum and a focal point in this community. One wears many “hats” as its director and Sandy has worn them well. Thank you, Sandy, and the best of luck with your well-deserved retirement.