Schedule of Events
Juneteenth - A Virtual Black & Yellow Theatre Experience
June 20th at 1:00 p.m.
Join the Campbell County Rockpile Museum LIVE on the museum's YouTube Channel on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 1pm Mountain Time. Museum Educator Stephan Zacharias will be hosting South Dakota Humanities Scholar & Living Historian, Joyce Jefferson for a program entitled: "Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom & Emancipation Through the eyes of Custer’s Cook & Spearfish Pioneer Rancher, Mary Kercherval ."
This will be a LIVE program where guests will be able to watch from the comfort of their own home and participate by asking questions in the online chat. The program will explore the history of the Juneteenth holiday in Wyoming, celebrated annually on the third Saturday of June, and its connection to earlier celebrations surrounding the various Emancipation Days that were celebrated all throughout the Powder River Basin from the Black Hills to the Big Horns at the turn of the 20th Century.
Following a brief discussion on the history of Juneteenth, a celebration of General Order Number 3 arriving in Texas on June 19, 1865 informing the last of the enslaved American population that the war was over and their freedom was granted. Ms. Jefferson will present a 1st Person, Living History program based on the life of Spearfish, SD pioneer and former cook to General George Custer, Mary Kercherval. At the conclusion of her program, Mr. Zacharias will moderate a virtual question and answer session with Ms. Jefferson.
For more information call the museum at (307) 682-5723.
World Atlatl Day 2020
June 6th at 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a very special and unique edition of the Campbell County Rockpile Museum's Black & Yellow Theatre: Voices of the Powder River Basin. We will be virtually celebrating World Atlatl Day 2020 on our YouTube channel and hope all of you will tune in and join us.
For more information please visit the following links:
World Atlatl Association
Spring Creek Cave, Wyoming
Build Your Own Atlatl