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Contact the 1881 Courthouse Museum at 605-673-2443 for information on joining the Custer County Historical Society...only $20 per year helps support the Museum!


We Open on May 4, 2019
Museum Hours: May - Sept
Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm •  Sunday 1pm - 7pm

Winter Office Hours: Monday - Friday • 8am - 12pm
Contact Us At: (605) 673-2443 Email: 1881courthousemuseum@gwtc.net
Email Custer County Historical Society: cchstsoc@gwtc.net 
PO Box 826  Custer, SD 57730

1881 Courthouse Museum presents Southern Black Hills history from
 General George Armstrong Custer's 1874 Expedition to today's heritage


2019 Marks 44 Years as a Museum
   Following the announcement in 1973 by Custer County Board of Commissioners
that a new courthouse would be built & the old building retired, the Custer County
Historical Society initiated a petition throughout the county requesting that the old
building be turned over and 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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Custer’s Gold
Custer’s Black Hills Trail leads to adventure across three states
Feature Article: True West Magazine - April 2018
Click Here to Read the Story