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Hours

 

May:  M-Sa, 10am to 4pm;
Su, 1-4pm

June-August:  M-Sa, 10am-7pm;
Su, 1-7pm

               

 

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


Be sure to check out the

1881 Courthouse Museum Facebook Page

 for LOTS of Historical Photos

  1881 Courthouse Museum presents Southern Black Hills history from General George Armstrong Custer's 1874 Expedition to today's heritage
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2017 Marks 42 Years as a Museum
 
   Following the announcement in 1973 by Custer County Board of Commissioners that a new courthouse would be built and the old building retired, the Custer County Historical Society initiated a petition throughout the county requesting that the old historical building be turned over to the Society and be converted into a museum to preserve the history of the Southern Black Hills.
 
   Over the next two years, the transformation of Custer County government took place and in the year 1975 the new building was complete and the old courthouse was vacant.  It was that year the museum was born, and serves as the permanent repository of the vast and fascinating history of Custer County, South Dakota.
 
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Get to know our Museum Director,
Gary Enright, courtesy of KEVN, Rapid City
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VOLUNTEER HOSTS STILL NEEDED! 
Please check out the openings still available for May ( 
2017_Volunteer_Calendar_55-MayPDF.pdf) and June (2017_Volunteer_Calendar_55-JunePDF.pdf)...we NEED YOU to help welcome our guests!  Please contact Oonagh Wood at 673-2443 if you can help! 
Thanks sooooo much!! 

         

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Be sure to check out our Facebook Page for
oodles of photos from our archives! 
New additions weekly, so check back often...

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