Hidden Treasure Heritage Festival in Lead, SD
May 26th – 27th, 2023
Celebrate Lead’s rich history of cultural cuisine, performing, visual and architectural arts.
Purchase ticket for Saturday night event here.
FRIDAY, MAY 26
THE MINER’S TRAIL SONGBOOK
5pm-9pm | That Place in Lead | 501 W Main Street
Listen to songs performed around pioneer campfires. The tunes may include songs of westward movement, old mining melodies and homestead ballads. The list of songs will include contemporary folk music from the area.
SATURDAY, MAY 27
CITY HERITAGE TOURS
10am-5pm | Downtown Lead
Relive the days when Lead City was a young and expanding metropolis. Tours include a high-society homes in upper west Lead, a commercial district tour and a residential tour of homes built in the 1880s and 1890s in lower west Lead. Each tour offers a unique experience to learn about the growth of this community and the people who helped build this remarkable town. In the event of inclement weather, a virtual city tour will take place at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center.
BUILD YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
11am-12pm | Phoebe Hearst Public Library | 315 W Main Street
Presented by the Phoebe Hearst Library. The topic is preserving family history by exploring tools available to research genealogical and personal heritage.
THE GOLDEN BELT ANTIQUITIES ART SHOW
10am-6:30pm | Lead-Deadwood Arts Center | 309 W Main Street
Art from the past holds clues to life int e he past, as it provides a different perspective on life, events and people. Looking at art from the past contributes to who we are as people. The historical art collection includes work from old city residents like Stowitts, Kellar, Trucano, Tollefson, Meddaugh and others.
CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR
10am-5pm | Lead Main Street
Visit the artists who will be stationed along Lead’s Main Street to display their contemporary art. Contemporary art, also referred to as art of today, reflects artist works produced in the second half of the 20th century or in the 21st centuy. Experience how art has changed over the years.
NIGHT AT THE OPERA HOUSE
5pm-9pm | Homestake Opera House | 313 W Main Street
Spend an evening at the Homestake Opera House to relive Hollywood’s golden age. Watch the old films, some from the silent movie era, showcasing Hubert Stowitts, Marie Prevost and John Miljan, who were among the early residents of Lead City. Participants will also experience ethnic foods in a catered event. These selected cuisines were popular among Lead’s various immigrant communities. Advance ticket purchase required.
Event Coordinated by Lead Historic Preservation. Find all the